Test Name: pH
Health Link Test Code: HCPH
LIS Test Code: PH
CPT Code(s): 82800
Included In: Blood Gases Panel
Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.
Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: Less than 30 minutes.
None. For venous samples on outpatients, send patient to UWHC Outpatient Phlebotomy to be drawn.
Specimen: Arterial, venous, or capillary
Collection Container: Radiometer PICO® syringe
Also Acceptable: 2 full Radiometer capillary tubes, Green top
Radiometer "PICO"® syringes must be free of bubbles and clots. Two full Radiometer capillaries free of air bubbles and clots are needed for capillary blood.
Collection Volume: 1.5 mL
Pediatric Collection Volume: 0.5 mL
Sample Analyzed: Whole Blood
Testing Volume: 1.5 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.5 mL
Transport specimen to UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220) immediately. Assure specimen receipt in the lab is within 15 minutes of collection.
Clotted specimens, specimens with air or specimens past stability time are not acceptable.
1 day to 10 days: 7.29-7.45
11 days and up: 7.36-7.44
Interpretation Type: Reference Interval
Effective Date of Reference Range: Mon, 06 Jun 2016 07:00:00 CDT
Critical Calls: yes