CPT Code: 82805|
Specimen Type: Blood
Tube Type/Collection Container: Heparinized syringe, Green top (lithium heparin)
Collection Volume: 0.5 mL syringe or 4 mL green top - must be full
Cause for rejection: Clotted, Specimen not sent on ice, air bubbles
Sample collected in microtainer will not be accepted
Storage: On Ice
Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Methodology: Ion selective electrode/Calculations
Special Instructions: Notify lab if patient's temperature is other than 37C to correct results which are temperature dependent. Place specimen on ice and deliver to laboratory immediately.
TAT: 30 minutes
Panel Includes: Total Hgb, pH, PCO2, pO2, HCO3, Tco2, O2 Saturation, O2 hgb, Std Base Excess
Additional Info: Reference range is available on patient report.
Transport specimens to processing area of the laboratory in an appropriate container. Additional information is available from Ingrid Hershey, Laboratory Administrative Director, at 330-543-8721.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Akron Children's Hospital
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308