31500:BLOOD GAS COMPLETE, ARTERIAL WHOLE BLOOD

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31500:BLOOD GAS COMPLETE, ARTERIAL WHOLE BLOOD
Alias Names: ABG / Arterial Blood Gases
Methodology: Specific Electrochemical Sensors
Edit Date: 1/13/2009
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day
CPT Code: 82803
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: NOTE: All outpatient blood gases, capillary and arterial, must be drawn in the Respiratory Therapy Department outpatient room at Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend, located on the second floor of the Hospital. Outpatient draws are done between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary.
Draw whole blood in 5 mL heparinized plastic syringe. Collect whole blood by radial artery stick.
Handling: Remove any air bubbles immediately. Transport specimen to laboratory ambient within 30 minutes. Do not cool specimen.
Stability: 30 minutes ambient.
Standard Volume: 2 mL arterial whole blood.
Minimum Volume: 1 mL arterial whole blood.
Transport: Ambient.
Rejection Criteria: Transport delayed more than 30 minutes prior to testing.

pH
7.35-7.45
pCO2
34-46 mm Hg
pO2
75-100 mm Hg
T CO2
23-27 mm/L
BE
-2.0 to 2.0
O2SAT
91.9-98.5%

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