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Dr. Antoun Koht
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Carboxyhemoglobin (Overview)

Carbon monoxide to hemoglobin produces carboxyhemoglobin. This binding is tighter than HGB to oxygen, and is the reason carbon monoxide inhalation can be fatal.


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Does it hurt to get a carboxyhemoglobin level done?

Does it hurt to get  a carboxyhemoglobin level done?

Needle stick: A blood sample needs to be collected for the test and the hurt is as much as may be associated with a needle stick. ...Read more

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Dr. Antoun Koht
61 doctors shared insights

Carboxyhemoglobin (Overview)

Carbon monoxide to hemoglobin produces carboxyhemoglobin. This binding is tighter than HGB to oxygen, and is the reason carbon monoxide inhalation can be fatal.


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Can someone on ventilator get elevated carboxyhemoglobin levels?

Can someone on ventilator get elevated carboxyhemoglobin levels?

Not from vent: They may be on the ventilator because of elevated carboxy hb levels and associated problems as some patients exposed to a fire and smoke inhalation might be. The vent itself does not cause this. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a carboxyhemoglobin level done?

Needle stick: A blood sample needs to be collected for the test and the hurt is as much as may be associated with a needle stick. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: carboxyhemoglobin?

The binding of: Carbon monoxide to hemoglobin produces carboxyhemoglobin. This binding is tighter than HGB to oxygen, and is the reason carbon monoxide inhalation can be fatal. ...Read more

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Can someone on ventilator get elevated carboxyhemoglobin levels?

Not from vent: They may be on the ventilator because of elevated carboxy hb levels and associated problems as some patients exposed to a fire and smoke inhalation might be. The vent itself does not cause this. ...Read more

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