Blood Gases, Venous (View in report form.)
|CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: |
|POE DESCRIPTION: ||VENOUS BLOOD GASES; VBG|
|CPT CODE: ||82803|
|TEST INFORMATION: ||Test includes measured pH, pO2, pCO2 and calculated Bicarbonate, total CO2, O2 saturation and Base Excess|
|DAYS PERFORMED: ||Specimen accepted daily, 24 hours|
|TURNAROUND TIME: ||15 minutes|
|SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: ||
Requisition must indicate source (ie, venous) and time sample is drawn. This test cannot be added onto an existing sample.
|CONTAINER TYPE: |
Heparinized syringe, heparinized capillary tube
|SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: ||Whole blood, venous|
|REJECTION CRITERIA: ||Include clotted sample, needles still attached to the syringe, or air bubbles in the sample. |
Include clotted sample, needles still attached to the syringe, or air bubbles in the sample.
|MINIMUM VOLUME: ||0.3 mL|
|HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: ||Deliver specimen immediately to the lab on ice.|
|REFERENCE RANGE: ||
|CRITICAL VALUES: ||
|TEST SYNONYM(S):||VBG; Venous Blood Gases|
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