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22262 Blood Gases, Capillary

Blood Gases, Capillary
Test Code: CBG
Synonyms/Keywords
CBG, Capillary Blood Gases​
Test Components
Panel includes Blood Gas (pH, partial pressure of carbon dioxide pCO2, partial pressure of oxygen pO2, bicarbonate HCO3, base excess BE, O2 Saturation)​
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​ Heparinized capillary blood gas tube​ 300 uL​ 140 uL​ 60 uL​
Collection Processing Instructions
For Capillary samples avoid milking or squeezing the puncture site. Place all capillary samples in a protective carrier on ice or cold pack for transport to the lab.
 
DO NOT introduce air into the collection tube. Analyze immediately.​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole Blood​ Ambient​ 30 min​
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Diagnostic Treatment Center​ ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Radiometer
​Eau Claire ​Monday through Sunday ​Less than 2 hours ​Gem 4000
Flambeau Hospital​ ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Gem 4000
MMC-Rice Lake ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Gem 4000
Marshfield​ Monday through Sunday​ Less than 2 hours​ Gem 4000
​Minocqua​Monday through Sunday​Less than 2 hour​Gem 4000
​NeillsvilleMonday through Sunday​​​Less than 2 hours​​​Gem 4000
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
All Performing Sites
pH:  
 <=1 day: 7.29-7.45 
 >=2 days: 7.35-7.45
 
pCO2: 
 <=2 years: 27 - 41 mm Hg
 >=3 years: 35 - 45 mm Hg
 
pO2: 
 <=1 day: 54 - 95 mm Hg
 2 days - <70 years: 80 - 105 mm Hg
 70 years – 79 years: 70 - 90 mm Hg
 80 years – 89 years: 60 - 85 mm Hg
 >=90 years: 50 - 80 mm Hg
 
Calculated HCO3:  
 <=2 years: 17 - 24 mmol/L 
 >=3 years: 22 - 28 mmol/L
 
Base Excess: 
 <=2 years: -8.0 to 0.0 mmol/L 
 >=3 years: -3.0 to 3.0 mmol/L
 
Oxygen Saturation: 
 All Ages: 94 – 99% ​
See Critical Value List for list of current critical values ​
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
82803   ​
Synonyms/Keywords
CBG, Capillary Blood Gases​
Test Components
Panel includes Blood Gas (pH, partial pressure of carbon dioxide pCO2, partial pressure of oxygen pO2, bicarbonate HCO3, base excess BE, O2 Saturation)​
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity

​a. Blood Gas,Cap

b. Capillary Blood Gases

​Cerner ​Blood Gas Capillary
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​ Heparinized capillary blood gas tube​ 300 uL​ 140 uL​ 60 uL​
Collection Processing
For Capillary samples avoid milking or squeezing the puncture site. Place all capillary samples in a protective carrier on ice or cold pack for transport to the lab.
 
DO NOT introduce air into the collection tube. Analyze immediately.​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole Blood​ Ambient​ 30 min​
Test Components
Panel includes Blood Gas (pH, partial pressure of carbon dioxide pCO2, partial pressure of oxygen pO2, bicarbonate HCO3, base excess BE, O2 Saturation)​
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
All Performing Sites
pH:  
 <=1 day: 7.29-7.45 
 >=2 days: 7.35-7.45
 
pCO2: 
 <=2 years: 27 - 41 mm Hg
 >=3 years: 35 - 45 mm Hg
 
pO2: 
 <=1 day: 54 - 95 mm Hg
 2 days - <70 years: 80 - 105 mm Hg
 70 years – 79 years: 70 - 90 mm Hg
 80 years – 89 years: 60 - 85 mm Hg
 >=90 years: 50 - 80 mm Hg
 
Calculated HCO3:  
 <=2 years: 17 - 24 mmol/L 
 >=3 years: 22 - 28 mmol/L
 
Base Excess: 
 <=2 years: -8.0 to 0.0 mmol/L 
 >=3 years: -3.0 to 3.0 mmol/L
 
Oxygen Saturation: 
 All Ages: 94 – 99% ​
See Critical Value List for list of current critical values ​
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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
​Eau Claire ​Monday through Sunday ​Less than 2 hours ​Gem 4000
Flambeau Hospital​ ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Gem 4000
MMC-Rice Lake ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Gem 4000
Marshfield​ Monday through Sunday​ Less than 2 hours​ Gem 4000
​Minocqua​Monday through Sunday​Less than 2 hour​Gem 4000
​NeillsvilleMonday through Sunday​​​Less than 2 hours​​​Gem 4000
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Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
82803   ​
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.