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BLOOD GASES ARTERIAL (ABG)

Department: Core Lab
Test Synonym(s): ABG
CPT Codes: 82803
Reference Range: pH: 7.35 - 7.45, pCO2: 35 - 45 mmHG, pO2: 80 - 100 mmHG, BE: -2 to 2
Tube Type: Heparinized syringe
Specimen: Arterial Heparin whole blood
Pediatric Requirements: 0.5 mL
Volume: 2 mL
Temperature: Room temperature
Reasons for Rejection: Clotted sample
Special Instructions: Deliver to the lab immediately at room temperature. Tube must not be clotted. Is patient on vent?

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