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Test Code 1445 Hemoglobin Saturation Battery, Venous, Blood

Performing Laboratory

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Laboratory

Methodology

Potentiometric and Amperometric

Includes carboxyhemoglobin; hemoglobin, total; methemoglobin; O2 content; and oxyhemoglobin.

Literature Reference:

Reference manual: ABL 800 FLEX Series. Radiometer America, Bronshoj Denmark, 2009.

Specimen Requirements

Hospital Patient:

Specimen Type: Whole blood, venous heparinized

Container/Tube: Sims-Portex blood gas syringe

Specimen Volume: Full tube

 

Additional Information:

1. Send capped syringe (no needle attached) to the laboratory.
2. If sending by dispatch, place the labeled syringe in a container with wet ice. Specimen must be received in the laboratory within 60 minutes of draw.

 

Non Hospital Patient:
Call Barnes-Jewish Hospital Laboratory Customer Service at 314-362-1470 prior to collection to schedule a STAT pick-up.

 

Specimen Type: Whole blood, venous heparinized

Container/Tube: Sims-Portex blood gas syringe

Specimen Volume: Full tube

 

Additional Information:

1. Send capped syringe (no needle attached) to the laboratory.

2. If sending by courier, place the labeled syringe in a container with wet ice. Specimen must be received in the laboratory within 60 minutes of draw.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday
Turnaround Time:
STAT: 15 minutes after receipt in laboratory
Routine: not available

Reference Values

CARBOXYHEMOGLOBIN
0.5%-1.5% (non-smokers)
1.0%-5.0% (average smokers)
5.0%-9.0% (heavy smokers)

Critical result (automatic call-back): ≥20%

 

HEMOGLOBIN, TOTAL
Males: 13.8-17.2 g/dL
Females: 12.1-15.1 g/dL

Critical result (automatic call-back): ≤4.0 g/dL


METHEMOGLOBIN
<2%

Critical result (automatic call-back): ≥5.0%


O2 CONTENT
15-22 vol % O2

 

OXYHEMOGLOBIN

60%-85%

Critical result (automatic call-back): ≤70%

Test Classification and CPT Coding

82810

Additional Information

For BJH Laboratory Use Only
Analyte Stability:

See individual test components in Analyte Stability Chart in Special Instructions

Laboratory Processing Instructions:

Test performed in BJH Chemistry. Deliver to the blood gas workstation immediately.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient

Special Instructions

LOINC Code Information

Name LOINC Code
Carboxyhemoglobin 2032-1
Hemoglobin, Total 30350-3
Methemoglobin 2617-9
O2 Content 60841-4
Oxyhemoglobin 2711-0