Test Code: T55
A whole blood oximeter measures oxyhemoglobin saturation (%HbO2) and total hemoglobin concentration (tHb). The oxygen and carbon monoxide content (O2) of the blood sample is automatically calculated from the %HbO2 and tHb measurements.
Co-oximetry (blood-gas analyzer)
Mon. – Fri.
Typically, positive, quantitative reports ≤ 5 business days TAT from receipt.
Whole Blood; 1 x 4 mL Heparin (green top; preferred) tubes.
Stored at 4oC until testing is completed. Long term storage of samples (1 year) is stored at -20oC.