Methemoglobin, Blood Test (2887B)

Methemoglobin, Blood Test (2887B)

Analysis Code 2887B 
Test Name Methemoglobin, Blood 
Test Includes Methemoglobin 
Compound Synonym(s) MHb 
Purpose Overexposure/Poisoning Determination; This test is New York State approved. 
Category Biological Marker (Exposure) 
Method(s) Spectrophotometry (SP) 
Specimen Requirements 1 mL Blood 
Transport Temperature Refrigerated 
Specimen Container Lavender top tube (EDTA) 
Special Handling None 
Light Protection Required Not Required 
Stability Room Temperature: Not Stable
Refrigerated: 6 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): Not Stable 
*Rejection Criteria Received Room Temperature. Received Frozen. 
Day(s) Test Set-up / TAT [SP] Monday Wednesday / 3 days 
Suggested CPT Code 83050 
**Minimum Volume 0.3 mL 
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*Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.
**Stated minimum volume allows for a single analysis. Repeat analysis will not be performed.


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