Arterial Blood Gas

Centralized Core Laboratory:Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation: GASES BGAS

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Heparinized syringe,capillary tubes

Collection Volume: 0.5 mL heparinized syringe; or (2) 125 uL capillary tubes

Cause for rejection: Clotted, specimen 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. Notify lab if patient's temperature is other than 37C to correct results temperature dependent). If collecting blood in capillary tubes from a finger or heel, place a warm, moist towel on hand or foot for 10 minutes prior to lancet puncture. Place specimen on ice and deliver to lab immediately.


Lab/Phone: 330-543-8417

TAT: 30 minutes

Additional Info: Reference range is available on patient report

CPT Code: 82805

Panel Includes: Total Hgb, pH, PCO2, pO2, HCO3, TCO2, O2 Saturation, O2 Hgb, Std Base Excess

Synonyms: -

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