Panel includes Blood Gas (pH, partial pressure of carbon dioxide pCO2, partial pressure of oxygen pO2, base excess BE, O2 Saturation, calculated HCO3)
Useful in determining venous oxygen saturation of the patient during certain procedures such as ECMO or heart surgery.
For use by ECMO or surgery ONLY. Specimen is obtained from the ECMO Pump. Specimen must arrive within 30 minutes of draw.
If blood gas analysis will not be performed within 30 minutes after specimen collection, transport
sample in a cold pack or prepare a container with ice water capable of maintaining refrigerated
temperatures and large enough for immersion of the barrel of the capped/sealed syringe.