Blood Gas, Capillary


Abbrev Code:BGC   
Order Code:LAB4253Order Name:Blood Gas Cap
Synonyms:BGC
CPT Codes: 82803 x1


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Container:Capillary (lithium heparin) gas tube
Collection Instructions:Refer to Blood Gas with Saturation.


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 West NICU, UMMC West Satellite, Grand Itasca, St. Joseph's, St. John's, Woodwinds)


Interpretive

Critical Range:Refer to Blood Gas with Saturation.
Reference Range:Refer to Blood Gas with Saturation.
Use:Used to evaluate oxygen and metabolic parameters and to monitor oxygen therapy.


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