Container: Heparinised blood gas syringe

Sample type: Whole Blood

Test name: Carboxyhaemoglobin

Condition / Indication: Carbon monoxide exposure

Special precautions & notes: Please see the point of care testing page for further details and locations of Blood gas analysers.

Reference range: <3.0% (Non-Smoker)

Container: Heparinised blood gas syringe

Alternative container: full EDTA (Lavender top) if sample from Primary Care

Ideal volume (mL): full tube

Referred outside NBT for analysis? No

Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry

Section: Point of Care Testing

Turnaround time: n/a