Blood Gas, Venous

Sunquest Code:BGV  
Epic Code:LAB79Epic Name:Blood Gas Venous
Synonyms:Venous Blood Gas; VBG

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:0.5 mL (3 mL syringe); 0.2 mL (tuberculin syringe)
Container:Dry heparin 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  (University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics, 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)


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


1)     Evaluate oxygen and metabolic parameters

2)     Monitor oxygen therapy.


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