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Test Code LAB78 Blood Gas - Capillary

Department

RESPIRATORY THERAPY

Collection Requirements

Page Respiratory Therapy:

Cooper or POB PSC: 36119 #137

Harrison: 36119 #531

Inpatient: Respiratory Therapist collect using 100 microliter heparinized ABG capillary tube.

Outpatient: phlebtomy collect using 100 microliter heparinized ABG capillary tube.

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.