Capillary Blood Gases

Capillary Blood Gases

Test Name:   Capillary Blood Gases
Alternate Name (s):   CAPGAS
Laboratory Module:   LAB
Ordering Mnemonic:   BGC
Specimen Type:   

 

Collection Container:   3-4 heparinzed capillary tubes
Container Information
Glass capillary tubesGlass capillary tubes
Collection Information:   Collect 3-4 capillary tubes, put on ice and delivered to the laboratory within 30 minutes of collection.
Test Schedule:  

24/7

Turnaround Time:   Routine

< 4.0 hours

Stat / Urgent

< 1.0 hours

Reference Interval:  

 

Critical Values:    
Lab Process Notes :   Blood Gas System

PH (Capillary)
PCO2 (Capillary)
PO2 (Capillary)
HCO3 (Cal.) (Capillary)
TCO2 (Cal.) (Capillary)
BE (Capillary)
O2SAT (Cal.) (Capillary)
PH (Temp Corrected)
PCO2 (Temp Corrected)
PO2 (Temp Corrected)

Storage & Transport:   Transport on ice
Test Referred to :    On-site, BGH Laboratory

                 

updated: 2014.12.10  jg

 
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