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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:
82803
Panel Includes:
Total Hgb, pH, pCO2, pO2, HCO3, TCO2, O2 Saturation, O2 Hgb, Std Base Excess