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Gases, Venous

Centralized Core Laboratory - : Chemistry

Test ID :
GASV
Test Workstation :
BGAS
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Heparinized syringe or Green top (lithium heparin) macrotainer. NO GEL SEPARATOR TUBES.
Collection Volume:
0.5 mL Heparinized syringe; 4 mL Green top (lithium heparin) tube - must be full
Minimum Volume:
0.5 mL syringe; 1.5 mL macrotainer.
Preferred Volume:
1 mL syringe; 3 mL macrotainer.
Cause for Rejection:
Clotted, air bubbles, tubes with gel separator.
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). Deliver to lab immediately at room temperature.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8418
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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