Recommendations when to order or not order the test. May include related or preferred tests.
Use to diagnose increased carbon monoxide (CO) levels and CO poisoning.
Unique test identifier.
Process(es) used to perform the test.
Days of the week the test is performed.
Expected turnaround time for a result, beginning when ARUP has received the specimen.
New York DOH Approval Status
Indicates test has been approved by the New York State Department of Health.
This test is New York DOH approved.
Green (sodium or lithium heparin). Do not collect by finger stick or heel stick.
Keep specimen anaerobic; do not remove cap from collection tube. Refrigerate within 30 minutes after collection. Transport 5 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.5 mL) Specimen should be received within 24 hours of collection.
Refrigerated. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Specimens collected in EDTA tubes or not anaerobically. Specimens that have been opened or exposed to room air. Frozen or room temperature specimens. Specimens containing air bubbles or clots.
Normal range/expected value(s) for a specific disease state. May also include abnormal ranges.
Effective February 21, 2011
Background information for test. May include disease information, patient result explanation, recommendations, details of testing, associated diseases, explanation of possible patient results.
Individuals who smoke typically demonstrate higher Carboxyhemoglobin values than non-smokers.
1-2 packs per day
3-4 packs per day
Additional information related to the test.
The American Medical Association Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes published in ARUP's Laboratory Test Directory are provided for informational purposes only. The codes reflect our interpretation of CPT coding requirements based upon AMA guidelines published annually. CPT codes are provided only as guidance to assist clients with billing. ARUP strongly recommends that clients confirm CPT codes with their Medicare administrative contractor, as requirements may differ. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. ARUP Laboratories assumes no responsibility for billing errors due to reliance on the CPT codes published.
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Other names that describe the test. Synonyms.
Carboxyhemoglobin Quantitation, Whole Blood by Co-Oximetry