The Blood Gas / Co-oximetry programme is available to both Laboratory and Point of Care testing sites, samples are distributed to both Primary and Secondary care sites for quality testing. Separate samples are available for Co-oximetry analysis, also available as a stand alone programme, independent of the blood gas programme.


Lyopholised material is distributed monthly in conjunction with the blood gas scheme. The material is bovine haemolysate with added Hb derivatives, supplied as lyophilised vials with an integrated 1mL water reservoir.

Frequency: Monthly

Samples per set: 3 x 2.0mL Lyophilised samples

Co-oximetry Programme
AnalyteApprox. Range Covered
Total Haemoglobin100 - 190g/L
Carboxyhaemoglobin1 - 32%
Methaemoglobin2 - 35%
Oxyhaemoglobin35 - 95%

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