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Test Code VOLT Venous Blood Gas with Electrolytes

Additional Codes

 

EPIC ID
LAB2116

 

Performing Laboratory

Bronson Laboratory Services-Chemistry

Reference Values

pH: 7.32-7.42

Critical values (automatic call-back): ≤7.20  or ≥7.60

pCO2: 42-53 mm Hg

pO2: 15-40 mm Hg

CO2: 23-29 mmol/L

O2 saturation: 40-70%

Methodology

Includes O2 saturation, pCO2, pH, pO2, calculated CO2 content, base excess, and
screening hemoglobin along with Sodium, Potassium and Chloride on whole blood.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Venous whole blood

Container/Tube: Heparinized syringe.  Heparinized capillary tube is also acceptable.
Specimen Volume: 1 mL in syringe.   Avoid bubbles in sample.

Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.2 mL in sealed capillary tube

Collection Instructions:

1. Patient should be in supine position and relaxed.

2. Specimen must be kept on ice until it is delivered to
laboratory

Collection Instructions:

1. Patient should be in supine position and relaxed.

2. Specimen must be kept on ice until it is delivered to
laboratory.

3. Label specimen with exact time of draw.

4. If temperature correction is needed, specify source of
temperature (ie, oral, rectal, axillary).

5. Cause for rejection includes clotted specimen.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

82805, 84295,84132, 82435