Dichloromethane and Carboxyhemoglobin, Blood Test (1560B)

Dichloromethane and Carboxyhemoglobin, Blood Test (1560B)

Analysis Code 1560B 
Test Name Dichloromethane and Carboxyhemoglobin, Blood 
Test Includes Carboxyhemoglobin; Dichloromethane 
Compound Synonym(s) COHb; Methylene Chloride 
Purpose Exposure Monitoring; This test is New York State approved. 
Category Environmental/Occupation Toxin, Biological Marker (Exposure) 
Method(s) Gas Chromatography (GC)
Spectrophotometry (SP) 
Specimen Requirements 6 mL Blood 
Transport Temperature Refrigerated 
Specimen Container Gray top tube (Sodium Fluoride / Potassium Oxalate), Lavender top tube (EDTA) 
Special Handling Tube should be filled to prevent loss of volatile compound into headspace. Ensure that container remains tightly sealed. 
Light Protection Required Not Required 
Stability Room Temperature: 5 day(s)
Refrigerated: 10 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): Not Stable 
*Rejection Criteria Received Room Temperature. Received Frozen. 
Day(s) Test Set-up / TAT [SP] Tuesday Friday / 4 days
[GC] Wednesday / 4 days 
Suggested CPT Code 82441
80307 
**Minimum Volume 2.8 mL 
Reflex Testing
(when required, addl' fee may apply)
5737B - Carbon Monoxide Quantitation/Confirmation, Blood 
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*Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.
**Stated minimum volume allows for a single analysis. Repeat analysis will not be performed.


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