Blood Gases (Capillary Stick)
Label Mnemonic: FBG
Epic Lab Code: LAB78
Downtime Form: A-1a Critical Care/Special Care Nurseries Laboratory Requisition
Critical Care - Relocated to Core Laboratory
6240 RCP
356-3527
Specimen(s):
Whole Blood
Collection Medium:
or
Capillary tube Microvette, heparinized
Minimum:
125 microliters; lyophilized heparin capillary tube.
Delivery Instructions:
Deliver to laboratory immediately after collection.
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
10 minutes (upon receipt in laboratory)
Reference Range:
Adult Patients Pediatric Patients (<18 years old) pH 7.30-7.40 PCO2 37-50 32-45 mm Hg for girls 35-48 mm Hg for boys pO2 50-65 Critical Care Laboratory Critical Values: pH <7.20 and >7.60 PCO2 Adults <20 and >70 Peds <20 and >55 Special Care Nursery Laboratory Critical Values: pH <7.25 and >7.65 pCO2 <30 and >70
Comments:
Blood gas analyses and calculations assume a patient temperature of 37°C unless the laboratory is informed of a different temperature either by phone or by paper documentation if sample is hand- delivered. Specimen must be collected anaerobically. Samples that contain greater than 25% air to sample volume ratio will not be analyzed. All needles must be removed from the syringe before delivery.
Methodology:
Traditional Electrodes
CPT Code:
82803