Diagnostic Test Directory

Clinical Chemistry Laboratory

Methemoglobin

  • LIS Mnemonic: METHB

    Collect

    Heparinized Syringe (Lithium Heparin)

    Volume Required

    0.5 mL

    Minimum Required

    0.3 mL

    Transport

    Keep anaerobic. Double bag if using tube system. Use ice if other transport.

    Stability

    Must be received in the lab within 30 minutes of collection.

    Unacceptable conditions

    clotted specimen.Transport > 30 minutes.

Days Performed

24/7

Reported

10 Minutes

Reflex Testing

N/A

CPT

83050

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