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Blood Gases, Cord Blood

Blood Gases, Cord Blood (CORDGAS) Blood Gas Lab Test

Name: Blood Gases, Cord Blood

Test Name: Blood Gases, Cord Blood

Health Link Test Code: CORDGAS

LIS Test Code: CORDGAS

CPT Code(s): 82803

Test Component:

pH, pCO2, pO2, Base Excess, Actual Bicarbonate

 

Methodology: Electrode

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: Less than 30 minutes.

Specimen: Arterial or venous blood

Collection Container: Radiometer PICO® syringe

Collection Instructions:

Syringes must be free of bubbles and clots.

Collection Volume: 0.5 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 0.2 mL

Stability Ambient:

30 minutes

Stability Refridgerated:

Not acceptable

Stability Frozen:

Not acceptable

Sample Analyzed: Whole Blood

Testing Volume: 0.5 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.2 mL

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to laboratory immediately. Assure specimen receipt in the lab is within 15 minutes of collection.

Unacceptable Criteria:

Clotted specimens, specimens with air or specimens past stability time are not acceptable

 

Interpretation:

Arterial Specimen

pH 7.18 - 7.38
pCO2 32 - 66
pO2 6 - 31
Bicarbonate 17.0 - 27.0
Base Excess -8.0 - 0.0

Venous Specimen

pH 7.25 - 7.45
pCO2 27 - 49
pO2 17 - 41
Bicarbonate 15.8 - 24.2
Base Excess -8.0 - 0.0

 

 

Interpretation Type: Reference Interval

Effective Date of Reference Range: Mon, 29 May 2017 12:55:00 CDT

Critical Calls: yes