Cyanide, Whole Blood

Last Modified: 3/30/2016 10:50:41 AM

Specimen Requirements:

10.0 mL Whole Blood in 3 Green Top Tubes - Na Heparin

Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL Whole Blood
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 14 days Ambient
14 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen
Reference Range: <0.1 mg/L
Methodology: Colorimetric
Clinical Significance: Toxic syndromes are rapid and include flushing, headache, dizziness, and tachypnea that may progress to respiratory depression and death. 80% of cyanide is converted to thiocyanate. Administration of sodium nitroprusside contributes to the total body pool of cyanide and complicates interpretation
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 2 to 3 days
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code:
Send Out Test Code: 400
CPT Coding: 82600

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