Blood Gas, Umbilical Artery CBGASA
|Method(s)||Ion Selective Electrode|
|Components||pH, PCO2, PO2, Base Excess, Base Deficit, HCO3|
Whole blood. Remove needle and cap syringe securely prior to transport.
Refer to hospital-specific Point of Care procedures for iStat and EPOC specimen collection criteria.
2 mL cord blood at room temperature.
Mix well by inverting. Transport to laboratory immediately. Stable for 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|