Blood Gas, Arterial


Sunquest Code:BGA  
Epic Code:LAB76Epic Name:Blood Gas Arterial
Synonyms:ABG; Arterial Blood Gas
CPT Code:82803
Special Instructions:Contact Respiratory therapy for collection.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:0.5 mL (3 mL syringe); 0.2 mL (tuberculin syringe)
Collection Instructions:Refer to Blood Gas with Oxyhemoglobin.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not store.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on wet ice to arrive within 2 hours. UMMC, FNMC and FLMC only: Do not send in PTS.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-East Bank, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Northland - FNMC, Fairview Southdale - FSH, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, UMMC NICU, M Health Clinic and Surgery Center)


Interpretive

Critical Range:Refer to Blood Gas with Oxyhemoglobin.
Reference Range:Refer to Blood Gas with Oxyhemoglobin.
Use:

 

1)       Evaluate oxygen and metabolic parameters

2)       Monitor oxygen therapy.

 

 



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