Gases, Venous

Centralized Core Laboratory:Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation: GASV BGAS

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Heparinized syringe, 4 mL Green top tube

Collection Volume: 2 mL in a syringe or 4mL in a green top tube - must be full

Cause for rejection: Clotted, air bubbles, microtainer gel separator tube

Storage: Room Temp

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). Deliver to lab immediately at room temperature.

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: 82803

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

Synonyms: Venous Gases
Venous Blood Gases

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