Oxyhemoglobin, Capillary

Sunquest Code:OXYC  
Epic Code:LAB3652Epic Name:Oxyhemoglobin Capillary
Synonyms:Oxygen Saturation, Capillary
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. 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.
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:30 minutes at room temperature; 2 hours on ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Range, UMMC-East Bank, Lakes, Ridges, Northland, Southdale, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, UMMC NICU, Grand Itasca)


Reference Range:Oxyhemoglobin, Capillary: 92-100%

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