Test Overview
Test Methodology

Radiometer Benchtop

Reference Range *

Blood Gas Reference Ranges are available online at http://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/handbook/Tables/BloodGasRefRange.pdf.
*Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

15 minutes

Soft Order Code
ABGA/ABGV/CRRTU/ASVO2
MiChart Code
Blood Gas, Adult UH, Arterial (ABGA) / Blood Gas, Adult UH, Venous (ABGV) / CRRT circuit Ionized Ca, Adult UH (CRRTU) / SVO2 O2 calibration (ASVO2)
Synonyms
  • Blood Gas, UH, Arterial
  • ABGA
  • BGCE
  • BG
  • BGCL
  • BGALL
  • BGL
  • BGE
  • BGEL
  • LACT
  • Cooximetry (Coox) (O2HB, COHB, METHB)
  • Lactate, Whole Blood
  • Glucose, Whole Blood
  • LYTE
  • BGC
  • Blood Gases (pH, pCO2, pO2)
  • Methemoglobin Co-oximetry
  • Oxyhemoglobin Co-oximetry
  • Electrolytes, Whole Blood
  • COOX
  • Carboxyhemoglobin Co-oximetry
  • Blood Gas, Mott, Venous
  • ABGV
Laboratory
Adult Blood Gas Laboratory
Section
Adult Blood Gas Labs
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Because of delays in transit, this test is not recommended for use by MLab clients. CAP requires all blood gas specimens to be analyzed within 30 minutes of collection. To contact the Adult Blood Gas Laboratory call 734-936-5249. Specimens cannot be collected at MLabs Blood Drawing sites.

Rejection Criteria
Specimens with a needle attached, air contamination, no end cap, clotted specimens, or specimens received greater than 30 minutes after collection are not acceptable. Vacutainer® tubes will not be accepted.
Normal Volume
2 - 3 mL whole blood
Minimum Volume
1.5 mL whole blood
Additional Information

Please indicate the desired Arterial or Venous Blood Gas Panel: Blood Gas Comprehensive:
Arterial Soft order code use (ABGA) which includes the following parameters: PH, PCO2, PO2, HCO3, Base, Na, K, Ca, Cl, tHB, FO2HB, FCOHb, FMetHb, Lac, Glucose.
Venous Soft order code use (ABGV) which includes the following parameters: PH, PCO2, PO2, HCO3, Base, Na, K, Ca, Cl, tHB, FO2HB, FCOHb, FMetHb, Lac, Glucose.
For CRRT Circuit Ionized CA and Adult UH use parameter: Ca.
To order O2 Monitor Calibration use Soft order code (ASVO2).
To order a venous Circuit Ionized Calcium use Soft order code (CRRTU).

Billing
NY State Approved
No
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