Blood Gas, Venous

Last Modified: 9/15/2022 5:48:33 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 4.0 mL Whole Blood in a Green Top Tube - Li Heparin (FULL TUBE)
Collection Instructions: Due to smearing of print while on ice, please label specimen following procedure and a second label in the pocket of transport bag with requisition

Place on ice immediately after collection for up to 2 hours

Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 10 minutes Ambient
2 hours Iced
Reference Range: Base Excess:  -2.0 - 2.0
O2 Sat: 70% - 75%
pCO2: 40 - 50 mmHg
pH: 7.32 - 7.42
pO2: 25 - 47 mmHg
Critical Ranges: Low Limits:                          High Limits
pCO2: < 20                           pCO2: > 70
pH: < 7.10                             pH: > 7.60
Test Comments:  
Methodology: ISE / Co-oximetry
Clinical Significance:  
Custom Panel: No


Stat Eligible: Yes
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Parkview Dekalb, Parkview Hospital Randallia, Parkview Huntington, Parkview LaGrange, Parkview Noble, Parkview Regional Medical Center, Parkview Wabash, Parkview Warsaw , Parkview Whitley
PHL Test Code: VABG
EPIC Test Code: LAB79
Alternate Test Names: VABG; Venous Blood Gas
Included Tests: Base Excess; O2 Sat; pCO2; pH; pO2
CPT Coding: 82805

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