AnMed Laboratory Services


pH, Blood  (PH VEN)

Synonyms:  Venous pH
Specimen:  Blood, (1) Green (lithium or sodium heparin with no gel separator) top tube.
                        Volume:  Full primary tube
Minimum Volume:  500 microL whole blood
Collection:  Place on ice and transport to the laboratory as soon as possible. Analyze immediately after collection.
Rejection Criteria:  Incorrect specimen type; clotted; improper labeling.
Reference Range:  See report
Test Use:  pH compatible with life iis 6.80 - 7.80. The arteriovenous pH difference is 0.01 - 0.03 but is greater in patients with congestive heart failure and in shock. Arterialized capillary blood has been recommended as a suitable substitute for arterial blood.
Additional Information:  No Additional Information Listed
Testing Includes: 
Testing Facility:  AnMed Laboratory