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General Information
Test Name BLOOD GAS, VENOUS
Alias VBG
Performed 24 hrs.
Turn Around Time Walk-ins: 10 minutes; Med Emerg: 20 minutes; Routine:45 minutes
CPT Codes 82803
Performed By Lab Central
Notes
Clinical Utility
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Unacceptable Conditions

Components
Name Method Sex Age Range Ref. Range Low Ref. Range High Units
pH, VEN 7.31 7.41
pO2, VEN 30 50 mmHg
pCO2, VEN 42 55 mmHg
HCO3, VEN 24 28 mmol/L
FO2 Hb, VEN 40 85 %
Base Exc, VEN -2.4 2.3 mmol/L
O2 Sat, VEN 60 85 %

Specimen Requirements
Type Container Volume Units Collection / Delivery Storage / Transport Off Campus- Under Construction
Blood BG Syringe Remove needle before delivery to Lab. Expel any air immediately. Recommend providing patient temperature (degrees centigrade). When not provided, results will be corrected with 37 degrees centigrade. Deliver on ice within 45 minutes.