Oxyhemoglobin, Arterial

Sunquest Code:OXY  
Epic Code:LAB3650Epic Name:Oxyhemoglobin
Synonyms:Oxygen Saturation, Arterial
Test Includes:Oxyhemoglobin; this test is included in Blood Gases With Oxyhemoglobin.
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
Special Instructions:Indicate specimen source (arterial) on request form.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood (arterial)
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL (3 mL syringe); 0.2 mL (tuberculin syringe); 0.1 mL (capillary tube)
Container:Dry heparin syringe
Collection Instructions:Refer to Blood Gas with Saturation for collection information.
Causes for Rejection:Specimen with air bubbles or clots; gross lipemia; presence of >1% sulfhemoglobin; specimen not received within 2 hours.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not store.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on wet ice to arrive within 2 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (UMMC-East Bank, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Northland - FNMC, Fairview Southdale - FSH, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, UMMC NICU)


Reference Range:Oxyhemoglobin (arterial): 92 -100%

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