Carboxyhemoglobin (COHb)

Carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) is a topic covered in the Guide to Diagnostic Tests.

To view the entire topic, please or .

Anesthesia Central is an all-in-one web and mobile solution for treating patients before, during, and after surgery. This collection of drugs, procedures, and test information is derived from Davis’s Drug, MGH Clinical Anesthesia Procedures, Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, and PRIME Journals. Explore these free sample topics:

-- The first section of this topic is shown below --

Test/Range/Collection

Carboxyhemoglobin, whole blood (COHb, %)

<2% [non-smokers]

<9% [smokers]

Blood gas syringe or green

$$

Specimen should be collected before treatment with oxygen is started.

Do not remove stopper or cap. Refrigerate within 30 min after collection, if needed.

-- To view the remaining sections of this topic, please or --

Test/Range/Collection

Carboxyhemoglobin, whole blood (COHb, %)

<2% [non-smokers]

<9% [smokers]

Blood gas syringe or green

$$

Specimen should be collected before treatment with oxygen is started.

Do not remove stopper or cap. Refrigerate within 30 min after collection, if needed.

There's more to see -- the rest of this entry is available only to subscribers.