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Lab Dept:

Chemistry

Test Name:

ARTERIAL BLOOD GAS (ABG), PUMP

General Information

Lab Order Codes

ABGP

Synonyms:

Arterial blood gas

CPT Codes:

82803 – Gases, blood, any combination of pH, pCO2, pO2, CO2, HCO3 (including calculated O2 saturation)

Test Includes:

pH (no units), pCO2 and pO2 measured in mmHg, sO2 and O2AD measured in %, HCO3 and BE measured in mmol/L, Temperature (degrees C) and ST (specimen type)

Logistics

Test Indications:

Useful in determining arterial oxygen saturation of the patient during certain procedures such as ECMO or heart surgery.

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

30 minutes

Special Instructions:

For use by ECMO or surgery only. Specimen must arrive within 30 minutes of draw.

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Whole blood

Container:

Preferred: Sims Portex syringe (PB151) or Smooth-E syringe (956-463)

Draw Volume:

0.4 mL blood

Processed Volume:

0.2 mL blood

Collection:

Specimen is obtained from the ECMO Pump.

Draw blood into blood gas syringe. Immediately remove all air from syringe, remove needle, cap tightly, and mix. Send in original collection device. Forward immediately at ambient temperature only. Do Not Expose Specimen To Air.

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Do not centrifuge. Specimen should be delivered to blood gas workstation for analysis and analyzed within 30 minutes of collection.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Clotted sample; mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference ranges:

N/A

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

Ion-Selective Electrode, HCO3 and BE by calculation

Contraindications:

This test is not indicated for general patient assessment.

References:

ABL800 FLEX Operator’s Manual from software version 6.00

Jacobs & DeMott Laboratory Test Handbook (2001) Lexi-Comp

Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry (1999) 3rd Edition



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