Blood Gas, Arterial

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

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  (Range, UMMC-East Bank, Lakes, Ridges, Northland, Southdale, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, UMMC NICU, M Health Clinic and Surgery Center, Grand Itasca, St. Joseph's, St. John's, Woodwinds)


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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