BLOOD GAS, VENOUS

Synonyms:
Computer Code: (VGAS)
Specimen Collection: Must be done at AMC Hospital. 1 mL heparinized venous blood in capped syringe at room temperature. Pediatrics: Heparinized capillary tube.
Minimum Volume: 1 mL
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Transport to lab within 30 minutes.
Reference Values: pH 0 Day Full Term 7.29-7.48 pH 1 Day to Adult 7.32-7.43 pC02 0-30 days NO DATA AVAILABLE pC02 31 days to Adult 40 to 52 mm Hg p02 0 day NO DATA AVAILABLE p02 2 day to Adult 30 to 50 mmHg 02 Sat 0 Day to Adult 60 to 85% Base Excess 0 Day to Adult -2.5 to +2.5 Calculated Bicarbonate 0 Day to Adult 22 to 26 MMOL/L
Lab Code: CC
Requisition: GASES
Test Frequency: Daily
Routine TAT: 20 min
Stat TAT: 15 min
CPT Code(s): 82805
LCD or NCD:
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII