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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:
0.5 mL Heparinized syringe; 4 mL Green top (lithium heparin) 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:
8 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