Gases, Capillary

Centralized Core Laboratory:Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation: GASC / BGAS

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Capillary tubes

Collection Volume: (2) 125 uL capillary tubes

Cause for rejection: Clotted, air bubbles

Storage: Room Temperature

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. Deliver to lab immediately.

For Outpatients, test should only be drawn in outpatient locations within the Hospital on the Akron campus.

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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