Venous Whole Blood Panel

Abbrev Code:VBAT   
Order Code:LAB5693Order Name:Venous Panel
Synonyms:Blood Gases
Methodology:Refer to individual test listings.
CPT Codes: 82330 x1, 82803 x1, 82947 x1, 84132 x1, 84295 x1
Test Includes:pH, pCO2, pO2, Bicarbonate, Base Exess/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

Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL (3 mL syringe); 0.2 mL (tuberculine syringe)
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:Ship on wet ice to arrive within 2 hours. Do not send in PTS.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (UMMC-East Bank, Northland, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, UMMC West NICU, M Health Clinic and Surgery Center)


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

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