Oxyhemoglobin, Capillary


Sunquest Code:OXYC  
Epic Code:LAB3652Epic Name:Oxyhemoglobin Capillary
Synonyms:Oxygen Saturation, Capillary
Methodology:Spectrophotometric
CPT Code:82810
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
Special Instructions:Indicate specimen source (capillary) on request form.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL (3 mL syringe); 0.2 mL (tuberculin syringe); 0.1 mL (capillary tube)
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 Southdale - FSH, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, UMMC NICU)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Oxyhemoglobin, Capillary:


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