Carbon Monoxide


Test Information

Test Name

Carbon Monoxide

Synonyms

Carboxyhaemoglobin; CO

Department

Biochemistry

Preferred Specimen

Heparin/ Blood gas syringe

Testing Location

PLBOP; PLWHK; PLR


Collection Information

Main Lab Only

Yes

Preparation

  • URGENT REQUEST
  • Collect on ice; do no centrifuge

Processing Information

Registration Code

COHB

Site Specific Notes

- Waikato

Refer patient to Waikato Hospital Laboratory - 0800 452 283; Register COMS (Use &WHL"Carbon Monoxide"

- Taupo

Process in PLBOP Biochemistry


Methodology

Contact Information

john.woodford@pathlab.co.nz