31570:BLOOD GAS COMPLETE, CAPILLARY WHOLE BLOOD

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31570:BLOOD GAS COMPLETE, CAPILLARY WHOLE BLOOD
Alias Names: Gases
Methodology: Specific Electrochemical Sensors
Edit Date: 1/10/2009
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 capillary whole blood in a 200 µL heparin coated plastic capillary tube.
Handling: Cap tube and within 30 minutes transport to laboratory ambient within 30 minutes. Do not cool specimen.
Stability: 30 minutes ambient.
Standard Volume: 200 µL capillary tube full.
Minimum Volume: 200 µL capillary tube full.
Transport: Ambient.
Rejection Criteria: Transport delayed more than 30 minutes prior to testing.

Reference Range:
pH
7.35-7.45
p CO2
34-46 mm Hg
p O2
75-100 mm Hg
T CO2
23-27 mm/L
BE
-2.0 – 2.0
O2SAT
91.9-98.5%