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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeBGS
Method

Calculated from pH & PCO2 on blood gas analyser.

Refer to GroupGases and Co-oximetry, Blood ;Gases and Electrolytes, blood ;Gases, blood ;
External Price$22.52(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Specimen Collection Protocols

 

 

Register sample as pH/BGAS to avoid sample being centrifuged in error

Treat as urgent.

 

Patient sample:
Blood 5 mL (or full tube) heparinised (T34) taken directly, or 0.5 mL whole blood in heparinised syringe.

Sample aliquot:
Blood tube unopened sent to the Core Biochemistry Lab, or 0.5 mL whole blood.

Patient SpecimenREFER TO COMMENT
Paediatric Specimen300uL blood in 1mL blood gas syringe
Sample Delivery to LabSend on ice, within 15 mins
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot InstructionsRefer to specimen collection protocol
Aliquot Transport to CHLOn ice, within 15 mins, sample must be kept anaerobic
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Core
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number03 3640397 ext: 80397
Test AvailabilityMon - Sun, 24 hrs
Turnaround Time30 mins - 1 hr
Reference Interval

Reference range:

arterial 23.0 - 29.0 mmol/L

venous 22.0 - 28.0 mmol/L

Additional Information

Patient sample:
Blood 5 mL (or full tube) heparinised (T34) taken directly, or 0.5 mL whole blood in heparinised syringe.

Sample aliquot:
Blood tube unopened sent to the Core Biochemistry Lab, or 0.5 mL whole blood. Register sample as pH/BGAS to avoid sample being centrifuged in error

Treat as urgent.

Delphic Number Test Number3504

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