Blood Gas ELS Arterial

Abbrev Code:BGEA   
Order Code:LAB4168Order Name:Blood gas ELS Arterial
Synonyms:Blood Gas ECMO
CPT Codes: 82803 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day;

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Arterial Blood
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL (3 mL syringe); 0.2 mL (tuberculin syringe), 0.1 mL (capillary tube)
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:Do not ship. Do not send in PTS.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (UMMC East Bank, UMMC West NICU, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank)


Critical Range:Whole Blood Testing Critical Values and Reference Ranges
Reference Range:Whole Blood Testing Critical Values and Reference Ranges
Use:Extracorporeal Life Support (ELS) or Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) supports lung and/or heart function using a machine to oxygenate the blood outside the body to rest the heart and lungs.

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