Gases, Venous

Laboratory:Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation: GASV MBG1

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Heparinized syringe, Green top (lithium heparin)

Collection Volume: 0.5 mL syringe; 4 mL green top - must be full

Cause for rejection: Clotted, specimen not sent on ice, air bubbles

Sample 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 (temperature dependent). Place specimen on ice and deliver to lab immediately.

OC Power Word: LVGASVEN

Lab/Phone: 330-746-9623

TAT: 30 minutes

Additional Info: Reference range is available on patient report

CPT Code: 82803

Panel Includes: Temperature, Hemoglobin, pH, pCO2, pO2, Tco2, O2 Saturation, O2 Hemoglobin, Std. Base Excess

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