Arterial Whole Blood Panel

Sunquest Code:ABAT  
Epic Code:LAB5692Epic Name:Arterial Panel
Synonyms:Blood Gases
Methodology:Refer to individual listings.
Test Includes:blood gas, sodium, potassium, ionized calcium, glucose, hemoglobin
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day
Special Instructions:Provide FIO2 on request form. Chloride, CO2, lactate and oxyhemoglobin may be requested on this specimen

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL (3 mL syringe); 0.2 mL (tuberculin syringe)
Container:Dry heparin syringe
Collection Instructions:Refer to Arterial Blood Gas with Oxyhemoglobin for collection instructions. Specimen should be free of air bubbles. Deliver to laboratory immediately; if received within 30 minutes, ice is not required.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not store.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on wet ice to arrive within 2 hours. Do not send in PTS.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (UMMC-East Bank, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, UMMC NICU)


Critical Range:Refer to individual listings.
Reference Range:See individual test listings.

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