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Test ID MET Methemoglobin and Sulfhemoglobin, Blood

Useful For

Diagnosing methemoglobinemia and sulfhemoglobinemia

 

Identifying cyanosis due to other causes, such as congenital heart disease

Method Name

Spectrophotometry (SP)

Reporting Name

Methemoglobin and Sulfhemoglobin, B

Specimen Type

Whole Blood EDTA


Specimen Required


Specimen must arrive within 72 hours of draw.

 

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: Full tube

Additional Information: Patient's age is required.


Specimen Minimum Volume

1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Whole Blood EDTA Refrigerated 72 hours

Reference Values

METHEMOGLOBIN

0-11 months: not established

≥1 year: 0.0-1.5% of total hemoglobin

 

SULFHEMOGLOBIN

0-11 months: not established

≥1 year: 0.0-0.4% of total hemoglobin

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

83050-Methemoglobin

83060-Sulfhemoglobin

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
MET Methemoglobin and Sulfhemoglobin, B In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
8268 Methemoglobin, B 2614-6
8272 Sulfhemoglobin, B 4685-4

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
METH Methemoglobin, B No Yes
SULF Sulfhemoglobin, B No Yes

Report Available

Same day/1 to 3 days

NY State Approved

Yes

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Benign Hematology Test Request Form (T755) with the specimen.