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Methaemoglobin

Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:GAS
Medicare rebatable:No
Specimen Types:Blood
Container Types:
Arterial Blood Gas SyringeArterial Blood Gas Syringe
Adults Volume or Mass:2 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:

Of value in investigating patients with cyanosis and a normal pO2. Levels may be raised in congenital haemoglobin M disorders and drug toxicity associated with nitrites or other oxidising agents

Transport Instructions:On Ice
Processing Instructions:

As for Blood Gases

Assay Frequency:Daily