Blood Gas, Capillary CBG
|Method(s)||Ion Selective Electrode|
|Components||pH, PCO2, PO2, O2 Saturation, Base Excess, Base Deficit, HCO3, Total CO2|
Capillary Blood Specimen.
Refer to hospital-specific Point of Care procedures for iStat and EPOC specimen collection criteria.
|Transport||0.3 mL capillary blood.|
Mix well. Transport to laboratory immediately. Stable 30 minutes at room temperature. Please note time of collection, patient's temperature and oxygen therapy on the Laboratory Requisition. Results will be corrected for temperature only by request.
|Schedule||Daily-24 hours per day|
|Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)|