31550:BLOOD GAS COMPLETE, VENOUS WHOLE BLOOD

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31550:BLOOD GAS COMPLETE, VENOUS WHOLE BLOOD
Alias Names: Gases
Methodology: Specific Electrochemical Sensors
Edit Date: 3/26/2008
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day
CPT Code: 82803
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Whole blood in 5 mL heparinized plastic syringe. Collect by venipuncture.
Handling: Remove any air bubbles immediately after collection. Transport at ambient temperature to lab within 30 minutes. Do not cool specimen.
Stability: 30 minutes ambient.
Standard Volume: 2 mL whole blood.
Minimum Volume: 1 mL whole blood.
Transport: Ambient.
Rejection Criteria: Transport delayed more than 30 minutes after collection.

Reference Range:
Component Reference Range
pH, Venous 7.32-7.42
pCO2, Venous 42-55 mm Hg
pO2, Venous 20-50 mm Hg
TCO2 ct, Venous 25-29 mm/L