Arterial Whole Blood Panel


Abbrev Code:ABAT   
Order Code:LAB5692Order Name:Arterial Panel
Synonyms:Blood Gases
Methodology:Refer to individual listings.
CPT Codes: 82330 x1, 82803 x1, 82947 x1, 84132 x1, 84295 x1
Test Includes:pH, pCO2, pO2, Bicarbonate, Base Excess/Deficit, FIO2, sodium, potassium, ionized calcium, glucose, hemoglobin
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day
Special Instructions:Provide FIO2 on request form. Chloride, CO2, lactate and oxyhemoglobin may be requested on this specimen


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL (3 mL syringe); 0.2 mL (tuberculin syringe)
Container:Dry heparin syringe
Collection Instructions:UMMC East Bank only: Place sample on ice if analysis may be more than 30 minutes from time of collection.
All Other Sites: DO NOT COLLECT ON ICE. Sample must be received within 30 minutes of collection.
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:Ship immediately; if received within 30 minutes, ice is not required. Ship on wet ice to arrive within 2 hours.
UMMC, FNMC, FLMC: Do not send in PTS.
FSH only: DO NOT COLLECT ON ICE; must arrive in laboratory within 30 minutes.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (CSC Mpls, UMMC East Bank, UMMC West NICU, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank)


Interpretive

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


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