Arterial Blood Gas, ECMO, Post-Oxygenator
Critical Care - Relocated to Core Laboratory
Whole Blood (syringe only)
|Lithium/Sodium Heparin syringe
0.5 mL in Heparinized syringes ONLY. No air bubbles in syringe.
Deliver to laboratory immediately after collection.
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
10 minutes (upon receipt in laboratory)
No established reference ranges.
Critical Care Critical Value: <100 torr
Special Care Nursery Critical Value: No Critical Value
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. Any air drawn in with the sample must be expelled
immediately. 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.