Venous Blood Gas
CATEGORY: LAB      MNEMONIC: VBG
LAB: WMC
DEPT: CCL
DAYS SET: Daily
TAT: 15 mins
CPT: 82803

Search this site:
A B C D E F G H IJK L M NO P QR S T UV WXYZ Home

SYNONYMS:
     Mixed Venous Blood Gas

PREFERRED SPECIMEN:
     1 ml whole blood in 3 mL or 1 mL Syringe(Heparinized)

MINIMUM SPECIMEN:
     0.3 ml whole blood in 3 mL or 1 mL Syringe(Heparinized)

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
     Transport to the laboratory immediately after collection.
     Analysis MUST occur within 30 minutes of collection.
     Natelson tubes are acceptable.

CAUSES FOR REJECTION:
     Clots; Air Bubbles; Delayed specimen receipt in laboratory.