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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeBGS or COHB
Method

Spectroscopy using dedicated Blood gas analyser

External Price$22.86(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Specimen Collection Protocols

Patient sample: 5mL heparinised blood, collected immediately. Full tube, venous.Tube of blood must be as full as possible.DO NOT OPEN TUBE.

Alternative sample: dedicated blood gas syringe minimum volume 500 uL either arterial or venous sample okay,

Patient SpecimenRefer comment.
Paediatric Specimen200 uL in blood gas capillary.
Sample Delivery to LabSend 2-8C. Stable several days in sealed tube.
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot Instructions200 uL in blood gas capillary.5 mL heparinised blood - DO NOT OPEN.Fridge
Aliquot Transport to CHLAmbient
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Core
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number03 3640397 ext: 80397
Test AvailabilityMon - Sun, 24 hrs
Turnaround Time30 mins - 1 hr
Reference Interval

Non smokers: <1.5%

Smokers <9%

 

Carboxyhaemoglobin levels may be falsely lowered after hydroxocobalamin therapy in some situations. NEJM 2012; 367: 1270-1.

 

Additional Information

 

Carboxyhaemoglobin levels may be falsely lowered after hydroxocobalamin therapy in some situations. NEJM 2012; 367: 1270-1.
Delphic Number Test Number3068

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