Centralized Core Laboratory:Chemistry
Heparinized syringe, 4 mL Green top tube
2 mL in a syringe or 4mL in a green top tube - must be full
Cause for rejection:
Clotted, specimen not sent on ice, air bubbles
Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Ion selective electrode/Calculations
Air bubbles should be expelled from the syringe. Notify lab if patient's temperature is other than 37C to correct results (temperature dependent). Place specimen on ice and deliver to lab immediately.
For Outpatients, test should only be drawn in outpatient locations within the Hospital on the Akron campus.
Reference range is available on patient report
Temperature, Hemoglobin, pH, pCO2, pO2, TCO2, O2 Saturation, O2 Hemoglobin, Std. Base Excess