Methemoglobin

Specimen Type

Test ID LAB91
EPIC Order METHEMOGLOBIN
CPT Code(s) 83050
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Core Laboratory-Blood Gas
Tube Station 31
Specimen Routine: 1.0 mL whole blood in 3.0cc Syringe w/lyophilized Heparin in BG Kit, SafePICO syringe, or heparinized green top tube. Acceptable tubes are Lithium Heparin-NO GEL or Sodium Heparin; See Important Comments
Micro:

0.5 mL whole blood in 1cc syringe with lypholized heparin in BG kit or full capillary tube.

Send to laboratory immediately.  Specimen Stability </=4 hours. Do not freeze.

Availability Routine: 24 hr/day
STAT: Yes
Turnaround Time 10 minutes
Reference Range Normal: <1.5%
Critical: >10%
Comments Syringes with needles attached will NOT be accepted
Syringes may be obtained from Central Distribution.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on December 09, 2021

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514