Blood Gas, Venous VBG

Method(s) Ion Selective Electrode
Components pH, PCO2, PO2, O2 Saturation, Base Excess, Base Deficit, HCO3, Total CO2
Specimen Required
Collect

Whole Blood (heparinized syringe). Remove needle and cap syringe securely prior to transport. For non-hospitalized patients, collect one green top tube without gel (Na-hep or Li-hep).

Refer to hospital-specific Point of Care procedures for iStat and EPOC specimen collection criteria.

Transport

2 mL venous blood at room temperature.

Remarks Mix well by inverting. Transport to laboratory immediately. Stable for 30 minutes at room temperature. Please note time of collection, patient's temperature and oxygen therapy on the Laboratory Requisition. Results will be corrected for temperature only by request.
Schedule Daily-24 hours per day
Billing Code 1010372
CPTCode 82803
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval
 
ComponentsReference Interval
pH7.33 - 7.43
PCO238 - 50 mm[Hg]
PO230-50 mm[Hg]
O2 Saturation60 - 85%
Base Excess0.0 - 2.0 mmol/L
Base Deficit0.0 - 2.0 mmol/L
HCO323 - 27 mmol/L
Total CO224 - 28 mmol/L
No Appointment Necessary
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