Venous Blood Gas

Centralized Core Laboratory:Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation: GASV BGAS

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: heparinized syringe, 4 mL green top tube

Collection Volume: 2.0 mL in syringe or 4 mL green top - must be full

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 which are temperature dependent. 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

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