Gases, Blood Post-Oxygenator

Centralized Core Laboratory:Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation: BGPOS BGAS

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Heparinized syringe, 4 mL Green top tube

Collection Volume: 0.5 mL syringe; (2) 125uL capillary tubes; 4 mL in a green top tube

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

Storage: On ice

Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT

Methodology: Ion selective electrode/Calculations

Special Instructions: Air bubbles should be expelled from the syringe. Can only be ordered on ECMO patients in the NICU; follow ECMO protocol for collection. Place specimen on ice and deliver to lab immediately.

OC Power Word: LGASPOSTOX

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8417

TAT: 30 minutes

Additional Info: Reference range: Not Established; Dr. interpretation only

CPT Code: 82805

Panel Includes: pH, pCO2, pO2, HCO3, O2Saturation

Synonyms: -

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