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ID:350 Carboxyhaemoglobin
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DescriptionCarbon monoxide bound haemoglobin. Usually measured on ward-based blood gas analysers.
IndicationSuspected carbon monooxide poisoning. E.g. House fires, domestic boiler leaks.
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
Interpretation

DepartmentBiochemistry
SampleBlood
TubeHeparin Syringe
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Collection ConditionsBalanced (blood gas) heparin or non-gel heparin are the ONLY presevatives that should be used for these samples.
Min. Vol1 mL
Freq.Daily

Ref. Range (Male)See note
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range NotesNon-smoker <1.5%; can be up to 10% in smokers, and higher in very heavy smokers
Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TAT75 min
IP Routine TATOn ward
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT24 hours
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : . Review due on 11/12/2019 14:50:20. Published By Matthew Clifford on 11/12/2018 14:50:20.