Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

CARBOXYHEMOGLOBIN, WHOLE BLOOD

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1940         Geisinger Epic ID: 6521

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
3 mL green/black top lithium heparin tube
Specimen required:
1 mL whole blood; minimum 0.5 mL.
Special notes:
Expel excess air from syringe.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or room temperature. Do not freeze.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature or refrigerated: 3 days.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded. Frozen specimen.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
0.0-1.5% of total hemoglobin.
Critical values/courtesy alerts:
Above 9% of total hemoglobin.
CPT code(s):
82375
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Carboxyhemoglobin.
Methodology:
Optical
Synonyms:
Carbon Monoxide, CO, COHGB
Clinical significance:
Carbon monoxide combines irreversibly with hemoglobin in a manner almost identical to oxygen, resulting in a decrease in the amount of oxygen carried by hemoglobin. Carbon monoxide may reach dangerous levels in homes and industrial plants using coal and petroleum combustion heating plants without adequate ventilation.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 12/14/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Stat Lab
Technical Lead: Karen Delp
Frequency: Daily, Monday-Sunday
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Performing laboratory: ATL+
Technical Lead: Sarah McGowan    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Valerie Koveleski    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Robyn Stokes  
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Community Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Ann Mack, Deborah Dempsey  
Frequency: Daily all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Melissa Forsythe  
Frequency: All shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical lead: Brenda Shuman-Johnson    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre

Technical lead: Bernadette Johnson    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes
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