Blood pH, Venous


Sunquest Code:PHV  
Epic Code:LAB75Epic Name:PH Venous
Synonyms:PH
CPT Code:82800


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:0.5 mL (3 mL syringe); 0.2 mL (tuberculin syringe)
Container:Dry heparin syringe (Capillary (lithium heparin) gas tube, Green (lithium heparin, gel), Green (lithium heparin) on ICE)
Collection Instructions:Refer to Blood Gas with Oxyhemoglobin


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not store.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (UMMC-East Bank, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Northland - FNMC, Fairview Southdale - FSH, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, UMMC NICU)


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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