Arterial Blood Gas, ECMO, Post-Oxygenator
Label Mnemonic: BGPST
Epic code: LAB7488
Downtime form: A-1a Doctor/Provider Orders - Pathology Core and Specialty Care Nursery
Critical Care - Relocated to Core Laboratory
6240 RCP
Whole Blood (syringe only)
Collection Medium:
Lithium/Sodium Heparin syringe
0.5 mL in Heparinized syringes ONLY. No air bubbles in syringe.
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:
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.
Traditional Electrodes
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