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Methane, Whole Blood
0091553
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
METHANE B
Methodology
Qualitative Gas Chromatography
Performed
Varies
Reported
4-11 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Gray (sodium fluoride /potassium oxalate). 
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 3 mL whole blood to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. Mix well and chill. (Min: 1.2 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
CRITICAL REFRIGERATED.  Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered. 
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 20 days Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
By report
Interpretive Data


Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0091552Methane, Whole Blood
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Aliases
  • Marsh Gas

Performed at National Medical Services (NMS)