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ARTERIAL BLOOD GAS

Test Name  ARTERIAL BLOOD GAS 
Mnemonic  ABG 
Lab Order Code   
CPT   82805 
Department   
Container  ABG Syringe kit 
Alternative Container   
Handling  Sample: minimum 1.0 ml whole blood collected with ABG kit syringe containing heparin. No air bubbles in syringe. Deliver to Lab immediately after collection Stability: Should be analyzed within 30 minutes of collection Include O2 Source and Amount; include temperature for result adjustment if indicated. 
Preferred Volume   
Minimum Volume   
Stability   
Reject Criteria  Clotted Specimen 
Component  Results include: pH, pCO2, pO2, HCO3, tCO2, hemoglobin, carboxyhemoglobin, methemoglobin, base excess, O2 saturation 
Methodology  Electrochemical, biochemical & optical physics  
Units  See individual component 
Reference Range   See Individual component 
Neonate Reference Range   
Required Information  What is the source of the oxygen?Amount of Oxygen Flow (in Liters or Percent): 
Performed  Daily 
Reported   15 minutes 
Note   
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