CARBON MONOXIDE

Name: CARBON MONOXIDE
Mnemonic: CARBO
Container: EDTA (Lavendar) or Heparin (Green)
Handling: Volume: 1 ml EDTA or heparinized whole blood Deliver to Laboratory immediately. Testing within 30 min of receipt. Physical response: 1.5 - 6%: smoking 10 - 20%: headaches, mild dyspnea 30 - 40%: weakness, nausea, vomitting, visual disturbance 50 - 70%: seizures, come and compromised heart/lung function >70%: typically fatal
Methodology: Ion specific electrode
Reported: STAT: 10 minutes
CPT: 82375
Department: Main Lab
Preferred Volume: 1.0 ml whole blood
Performed: Daily
Units: %
Reference Range: 0.0-1.5 %
Note: Do not centrifuge specimen
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