Heparinized syringe, Green top (lithium heparin) tube
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 gel separator tube will not be accepted.
Daily, 24 hours; STAT
ion selective electrode/Calculations
Notify lab if patient's temperature is other than 37C to correct results (temperature dependent). Place specimen on ice and deliver to lab immediately.
For Outpatients, test should only be drawn in outpatient locations within the Hospital on the Beeghly campus.
Reference range is available on patient report
Temperature, Hemoglobin, pH, pCO2, pO2, Tco2, O2 Saturation, O2 Hemoglobin, Std. Base Excess
Venous Blood Gases