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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Test
Carboxyhaemoglobin (COHb)
Sample
Blood
Sample container
Vacutainer / Green / Lithium Heparin
Volume required
5 mL
Reference Ranges
See notes
Discipline
Biochemistry
Clinical notes
For diagnosis of acute or chronic carbon monoxide poisoning. Raised levels in heavy smokers.Non smokers levels up to 1.5%, expressed as a percentage of total Hb.Smokers up to 9%Toxic levels - more than 20%
Turn around time
Same day (working days)
Last modified: 02/08/2017