Gases, Umbilical Cord Blood

Centralized Core Laboratory:Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation: GASU BGAS

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Heparinized syringe

Collection Volume: 2 mL in a syringe

Cause for rejection: Clotted, air bubbles

Storage: Room Temp

Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT

Methodology: Ion selective electrode/Calculations

Special Instructions: Specimen label must include specimen type "cord blood" written on the label. Please indicate if specimen is arterial or venous.

Air bubbles should be expelled from the syringe. Notify lab if patient's temperature is other than 37C to correct results (temperature dependent). Deliver to lab immediately at room temperature.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8417

TAT: 30 minutes

Additional Info: Reference range is not available.

CPT Code: 82803

Panel Includes: Temperature, Hemoglobin, pH, pCO2, pO2, TCO2, O2 Saturation, O2 Hemoglobin, Std. Base Excess

Synonyms: Cord Blood Gases
Umbilical Cord Blood Gases

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