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Blood Gas with Ionized Ca  (ABG ION CA)

Synonyms:  Arterial Blood Gases with Ionized Calcium
Specimen:  Arterial heparinized (sodium or lithium) whole blood in a sealed syringe. Needle must be removed from syringe prior to submitting specimen for testing.
                        Volume:  2 mL whole blood
Minimum Volume:  500 microL whole blood
Collection:  Maintain anaerobic conditions. Place specimen on ice and transport to the laboratory immediately for testing.
Storage:  Place on ice and transport to lab stat
Rejection Criteria:  Clotted specimen; improper labeling.
Reference Range:  See report.
Methodology:  Avl Omni
Test Use: 
Additional Information:  No Additional Information Listed
Testing Includes:  pH, pCO2, pO2, BE/BD, HCO3, CO2, Hgb, O2Hgb, CO Hgb, ionized Ca, and Met Hgb, Vol % O2, A-a DO2. Temperature corrections are made for pH, pC02, p02.
Testing Facility:  AnMed Health Laboratory