Temperature Correction of Blood Gas Values

Starting Monday, May 23, 2011, routine temperature correction of blood gas values will be discontinued, except for the neonatal ICU population. If temperature correction is needed, this must be explicitly indicated by physician order. This issue was discussed and approved at the Critical Care Subcommittee on May 20, 2011.

Questions should be directed to Matthew Krasowski, MD, PhD, Medical Director of the Clinical Chemistry and Point of Service Laboratories (384-9380, matthew-krasowski@uiowa.edu).