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Test Code LAB76 Blood Gas - Arterial

Department

RESPIRATORY THERAPY

Collection Requirements

Page Respiratory Therapy:

Cooper or POB PSC: 36119 #137

Harrison: 36119 #531

Respiratory Therapist perform arterial puncture, or collection from arterial line by RN or RT.

Collect specimen in 3 mL heparinized ABG syringe.

Primary Collection Container

Heparinized Syringe

Transport

Ambient

Preferred Transport Temperature

Ambient

Processing

Keep on ice.

Perform ASAP.

Minimum Testing Volume

0.1 mL

Additional Information

1. Monday-Friday 6am-5:30pm, Outpatient services for blood gas draws are available at the POB Patient Service Center. Page Respiratory Therapy at 36119 #137.

2. After hours, services are provided at the Harrison Residual lab. Outpatients will register at Harrison Admitting and proceed Harrison Phlebotomy lab. Page Respiratory Therapy at 36119 #531.