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Gases, Venous

Laboratory : Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
GASV MBG1
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Heparinized syringe, Green top (lithium heparin) tube
Collection Volume:
0.5 mL Heparinized syringe; 4 mL Green top (lithium heparin) tube - must be full
Cause for Rejection:
Clotted, air bubbles. Sample in microtainer gel separator tube will not be accepted.
Storage:
Room Temp
Availability:
Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Methodology:
ion selective electrode/Calculations
Special Instructions:
Notify lab if patient's temperature is other than 37C to correct results (temperature dependent). Deliver immediately to laboratory at room temperature. For Outpatients, test should only be drawn in outpatient locations within the Hospital on the Beeghly campus.
Lab/Phone:
330-746-9623
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