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Blood Gases, Arterial  (ABG)

Synonyms:  ABG
Specimen:  Arterial heparinized (ithium or sodium heparin) whole blood in a sealed syringe. Needle must be removed from syringe prior to submitting specimen for testing.
                        Volume:  2 mL
Minimum Volume:  500 microL
Collection:  Maintain anaerobic condition. Place on ice and transport to the laboratory immediately for testing.
Storage:  Analyze ASAP
Rejection Criteria:  Clotted or venous sample; improper labeling.
Reference Range:  See report.
Test Use: 
Additional Information:  No Additional Information Listed
Testing Includes:  ph, pC02, p02, BE/BD, HC03, C02, HGB, 02HGB, Co HGB, met Hgb, Vol % 02, A-a D02. Temperature corrections are made for pH, p02, p02.
Testing Facility:  AnMed Health Labrotory