Blood pH, Venous


Sunquest Code:PHV  
Epic Code:LAB75Epic Name:PH Venous
Synonyms:PH


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:0.5 mL (3 mL syringe); 0.2 mL (tuberculin syringe)
Container:Dry heparin syringe
[Alternate Containers: Green (lithium heparin) on ICE]
Collection Instructions:Refer to Blood Gas with Oxyhemoglobin


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not store.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Range, UMMC-East Bank, Lakes, Ridges, Northland, Southdale, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, UMMC NICU, Grand Itasca, St. Joseph's, St. John's, Woodwinds)


Interpretive

Critical Range:Refer to Blood Gas with Oxyhemoglobin
Reference Range:Refer to Blood Gas with Oxyhemoglobin
Use:1) Evaluate oxygen and metabolic parameters 2) Monitor oxygen therapy


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