Blood Gas, Arterial Cord

Abbrev Code:BGCDA   
Order Code:LAB4562Order Name:Blood Gas Cord Arterial
Synonyms:Cord Blood Gas
CPT Codes: 82803 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL (3 mL syringe); 0.2 mL (tuberculin syringe); 4 inch segment of cord tissue (clamped)
Container:Dry heparin syringe
Collection Instructions:Specimen should be free of air bubbles. Deliver to laboratory immediately; preferably within 30 minutes; ice is not required. Alternatively, within 60 minutes is acceptable.

Processing and Shipping

Shipping Instructions:none
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Grand Itasca, Lakes, Northland, Range, Ridges, Southdale, St. John's, UMMC West NICU, Woodwinds)


Critical Range:Whole Blood Testing Critical Values and Reference Ranges
Reference Range:Whole Blood Testing Critical Values and Reference Ranges

Evaluate oxygen and metabolic parameters. Monitor oxygen therapy. Base Excess: Positive values indicate a relative deficit of noncarbonic acids; negative values (base deficit) indicate a relative excess of noncarbonic acids.



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