Oxyhemoglobin, Capillary

Abbrev Code:OXYC   
Order Code:LAB3652Order Name:Oxyhemoglobin Capillary
Synonyms:Oxygen Saturation, Capillary
CPT Codes: 82810 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
Special Instructions:Indicate specimen source (capillary) on request form.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL (3 mL syringe); 0.2 mL (tuberculin syringe); 0.1 mL (capillary tube)
Container:Capillary (lithium heparin) gas 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.
Stability:All samples at room temperature must be analyzed within 30 minutes of collection. If unable to analyze within 30 minutes, store on ice for up to 2 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Grand Itasca, Lakes, Northland, Range, Ridges, Southdale, UMMC East Bank, UMMC West NICU, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank)


Critical Range:Whole Blood Testing Critical Values and Reference Ranges
Reference Range:Whole Blood Testing Critical Values and Reference Ranges
Use:O2 Saturation vs Oxyhemoglobin

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