Sulphaemoglobin

Keywords: MetS

Specimen:

5 mL blood in EDTA.

Method:

Spectroscopic screening and spectrophotometric quantitation.

See also Haemoximetry.

Reference Interval:

Sulphaemoglobin is not present in normal blood.

Application:

Investigation of unexplained central cyanosis; possible oxidant drug haemolysis (eg, sulphonamides, aniline dyes, nitrates and nitrites).

Interpretation:

Sulphaemoglobin may occur with exposure to certain drugs especially sulphonamides.

Reference:

Bradberry SM. Toxicol Rev 2003; 22(1): 13-27.