Gases, Venous

Laboratory:Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation: GASV MBG1

Specimen Type: Blood

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

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

Cause for rejection: Clotted, air bubbles

Sample in microtainer gel separator tube will not be accepted.

Storage: Room Temp

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). Deliver immediately to laboratory at room temperature.

For Outpatients, test should only be drawn in outpatient locations within the Hospital on the Beeghly campus.


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

Synonyms: Venous Gases
Venous Blood Gases

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