Blood Gas, Arterial

Last Modified: 1/27/2022 6:56:55 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: Minimum of 0.5 mL Whole Blood in a 3.0 mL Syringe with Heparin
Minimum of 0.2 mL Whole Blood in a Tuberculin Syringe with Heparin
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

All extra air must be expelled at collection

Remove needle from syringe before submitting to the laboratory
Neonatal Volume: iSTAT
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 10 minutes Ambient
2 hours Iced
Reference Range: Base Excess:  -2.0 - 2.0
HCO3: 21 - 28
O2 Sat: 95 -100
pCO2: 35 - 46
pH: 7.35 - 7.45
pO2: 80 - 100
TCO2: 22 - 29
Critical Ranges: Low Limits:                           High Limits
pCO2: < 20                            pCO2: > 70
pH: < 7.10                              pH: > 7.60
pO2: < 20                               TCO2: > 45
TCO2: < 10
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: ABG1
EPIC Test Code: LAB76
Alternate Test Names: ABG; Arterial Blood Gas
Included Tests: Base Excess; HCO3; O2 Sat; pCO2; pH; pO2; TCO2
CPT Coding: 82805

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