Blood Gases, Venous - Cord Blood

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: VBG-C
POE DESCRIPTION: VBG CORD, VENOUS BLOOD GASES (CORD), CORD VBG
CPT CODE: 82803
TEST INFORMATION: Test includes measured pH, p02, pC02 and calculated Bicarbonate, total C02, 02 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 id drawn.
CONTAINER TYPE: Heparinized syringe
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Cord blood, venous
REJECTION CRITERIA: 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: Reference ranges not established for cord samples.
TEST SYNONYM(S):Cord Blood Gases, Venous