Gem 3500 blood gas analyzers
Ph : Ion selective electrodes, potentiometric
pCO2 : Potentiometric gas permeable membrane
Lactate : Amperometric electrode
Venous Lactate 0.5 - 2.2 mmol/L
Venous PH 7.32 - 7.42
Venous CO2 41 - 51 mmHg
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Analysis should be performed as soon as possible to minimize the effect of glycolysis. Testing must be performed within 30 minutes of draw.