|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|