Diagnostic Test Directory

Clinical Chemistry Laboratory

OXYHEMOGLOBIN

  • LIS Mnemonic: O2HB

    Collect

    Heparinized Syringe (Lithium heparin)

    Volume Required

    0.5 mL whole blood

    Minimum Required

    0.3 mL whole blood

    Transport

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

    Stability

    N/A

    Unacceptable conditions

    Clotted specimen. Transport delay , > 30 minutes from collection time.

Days Performed

24/7

Reported

10 Minutes

Reflex Testing

N/A

CPT

85018

Methodology

spectral absorbance

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