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Blood Gas, Cord Arterial

Mnemonic:    [BG Cord Art]
Name:    Blood Gas, Cord Arterial
Specimen:     Arterial Cord Blood sample collected by Respiratory Therapy Dept. in a heparized syringe at time of delivery.

Send to the lab immediately.

Use ice if it will be > 5 - 10 minutes for delivery.
Reference Range:    pH: 7.18 -7.38
 pCO2: 32 - 66
 pO2: 6 - 30
 Base Excess: -10 - (-2)
  Method:    Ion Selective Electrode
Note:    Profile includes: pH, pO2, pCO2 and Base Excess