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22257 Blood Gases and Hemoglobin, Venous

Blood Gases and Hemoglobin, Venous
Test Code: VBGH
Synonyms/Keywords
Venous Bld Gases w/Hgb​
Test Components
Panel includes Blood Gas (pH, partial pressure of carbon dioxide pCO2, partial pressure of oxygen pO2, base excess BE, O2 Saturation, calculated HCO3-Marshfield Only), and Hemoglobin​
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​ Whole Blood​ Balanced Heparin Syringe​ 3 mL Lithium or Sodium-heparin Green Top (GTT)​ 1 mL​ 0.4 mL​ 140 uL in a 1 CC Syringe​
Collection Processing Instructions
​Draw blood without tourniquet and fist clenching. If a tourniquet must be used, do not release it during the collection. DO NOT introduce air into the syringe. Syringe must be filled to usual draw volume. Ice pack cooling is not required if the sample is analyzed within 30 minutes.
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole Blood​ ​ Ambient​ 20 min​
On Ice Pack​ 45 min​
Rejection Criteria
​Other anticoagulants such as EDTA, citrate, oxalate, and fluoride
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Diagnostic Treatment Center​ ​Monday through Sunday​​ ​Less than 2 hours​ Radiometer​
Flambeau Hospital​ ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours ​Gem 4000
Marshfield​ Monday through Sunday​ Less than 2 hours​ ​Roche Cobas b221
Test Information

​Oxygen saturation results generated in satellite laboratories (CCU, ICU, PICU) by Respiratory Therapy staff or using I-Stat instruments are calculated from PO2. Oxygen-saturation results in the lab at Marshfield are obtained by CO-Oximetry and reported as Percent Fractional Oxyhemoglobin (FHbO2) which includes the contribution of any dys-hemoglobins (carboxy-, met-). Accordingly, when dys-hemoglobins are present, (Lab) FHbO2 results may differ significantly from O2 saturation (SO2) obtained by calulation or using pulse oximetry.

Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
All Performing Sites
pH 7.32 - 7.42
pCO2 40 - 55 mm Hg
pO2 30 - 50 mm Hg
 
Base Excess (Calculated)  
 <=2 years: -8.0 - 0.0 mmol/L
 >=3 years: -3.0 - 3.0 mmol/L 
 
Oxygen Saturation   All ages 60 – 85%
 
Calculated HCO3 (Marshfield Only)
<=2 years: 17 - 24 mmol/L
>=3 years: 22 - 28 mmol/L
 
Hemoglobin:
Newborn: 15.0 - 24.0 g/dL
1 - 23 months: 10.5 - 14.0 g/dL
2 - 9 years: 11.5 - 14.5 g/dL
Male:
10 - 17 years: 12.5 - 16.1 g/dL
18+ years: 12.9 - 17.3 g/dL
Female:
10 - 17 years: 12.0 - 15.0 g/dL
18+ years: 11.7 - 15.5 g/dL​
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Quantity Description Comments
82803 ​ Gases, blood ​
 85018  ​ Hemoglobin​
Synonyms/Keywords
Venous Bld Gases w/Hgb​
Test Components
Panel includes Blood Gas (pH, partial pressure of carbon dioxide pCO2, partial pressure of oxygen pO2, base excess BE, O2 Saturation, calculated HCO3-Marshfield Only), and Hemoglobin​
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity ​Venous Bld Gases w/Hgb
​Cerner None​
​COM ​Venous Bld.Gases w/Hgb
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​ Whole Blood​ Balanced Heparin Syringe​ 3 mL Lithium or Sodium-heparin Green Top (GTT)​ 1 mL​ 0.4 mL​ 140 uL in a 1 CC Syringe​
Collection Processing
​Draw blood without tourniquet and fist clenching. If a tourniquet must be used, do not release it during the collection. DO NOT introduce air into the syringe. Syringe must be filled to usual draw volume. Ice pack cooling is not required if the sample is analyzed within 30 minutes.
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole Blood​ ​ Ambient​ 20 min​
On Ice Pack​ 45 min​
Rejection Criteria
​Other anticoagulants such as EDTA, citrate, oxalate, and fluoride
Test Components
Panel includes Blood Gas (pH, partial pressure of carbon dioxide pCO2, partial pressure of oxygen pO2, base excess BE, O2 Saturation, calculated HCO3-Marshfield Only), and Hemoglobin​
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
All Performing Sites
pH 7.32 - 7.42
pCO2 40 - 55 mm Hg
pO2 30 - 50 mm Hg
 
Base Excess (Calculated)  
 <=2 years: -8.0 - 0.0 mmol/L
 >=3 years: -3.0 - 3.0 mmol/L 
 
Oxygen Saturation   All ages 60 – 85%
 
Calculated HCO3 (Marshfield Only)
<=2 years: 17 - 24 mmol/L
>=3 years: 22 - 28 mmol/L
 
Hemoglobin:
Newborn: 15.0 - 24.0 g/dL
1 - 23 months: 10.5 - 14.0 g/dL
2 - 9 years: 11.5 - 14.5 g/dL
Male:
10 - 17 years: 12.5 - 16.1 g/dL
18+ years: 12.9 - 17.3 g/dL
Female:
10 - 17 years: 12.0 - 15.0 g/dL
18+ years: 11.7 - 15.5 g/dL​
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Diagnostic Treatment Center​ ​Monday through Sunday​​ ​Less than 2 hours​ Radiometer​
Flambeau Hospital​ ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours ​Gem 4000
Marshfield​ Monday through Sunday​ Less than 2 hours​ ​Roche Cobas b221
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Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
82803 ​ Gases, blood ​
 85018  ​ Hemoglobin​
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.