Diagnostic Test Directory

Clinical Chemistry Laboratory

Blood Gas Panel

  • LIS Mnemonic: BGP

    Collect

    Heparinized Syringe (Lithium heparin)

    Volume Required

    0.5 mL

    Minimum Required

    0.3 mL

    Transport

    Keep anaerobic.Double Bag when using tube system. If walked to lab, specimen must be on ice.

    Unacceptable conditions

    Air contamination, clotted specimens, transport time is greater than 30 minutes, air bubbles in the syringe, insufficient quantities.

Days Performed

24/7

Reported

10 Minutes

Reflex Testing

N/A

CPT

82803

Methodology

Bayer 1265

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