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Blood gas, arterial

Lab Section:  Blood Gas  
Lab Location:  Main Lab
Test ID: LAB76 
Synonyms: Blood Gas, Arterial
Methodology: Amperometric and potentiometric
Schedule: As requested
Reported: 30 minutes
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 1.0 mL Blood in a Blood Gas Syringe
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Draw with heparin.
Transport: Specimen must arrive in lab within 30 minutes.
On Floor Storage: Transport to Blood Gas Laboratory immediately. Must be processed within 30 minutes of collection.
Reference Interval:  Arterial PCO2 36-44mmHg
Arterial O2 Saturation 90-98%
Tests in this Panel: 
Test NameReference Interval
pCO2, Arterial [LRR11341]
Age Limit Sex Normal Range
0 Days - 999 Years Any
35 45 mmHg
Patient Temperature [LRR11346]
HCO3, Arterial [LRR11343]
Age Limit Sex Normal Range
0 Days - 999 Years Any
20.0 26.0 mmol/L
pO2, Arterial [LRR11385]
Age Limit Sex Normal Range
0 Days - 999 Years Any
75 100 mmHg
pH Arterial [LRR11339]
Age Limit Sex Normal Range
0 Days - 999 Years Any
7.35 7.45 units
O2 Sat, Arterial [LRR11342]
Age Limit Sex Normal Range
0 Days - 999 Years Any
95 98 %
Base Excess, Arterial [LRR11344]
Age Limit Sex Normal Range
0 - 999 Years Any
2 mmol/L
CPT Code(s): 82805
Last Changed: 09/04/2016 14:59:20