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Interpretation of Carboxyhemoglobin Blood Concentration

Purpose:

To interpret the significance of a patient's carboxyhemoglobin level.

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

laboratory tests, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

T20-T25, T26-T28, T29-T32

Description:

Measurement of the carboxyhemoglobin (CO-hemoglobin complex) concentration can provide useful information after a fire or smoke inhalation.

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