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Blood Gas, Mixed Venous

Mnemonic:    [BG Mixed]
Name:    Blood Gas, Mixed Venous
Specimen:     1 mL mixed venous sample collected in a heparinized syringe.
Reference Range:    pH: 7.33 - 7.44
 pCO2: 41 - 57
 pO2: 35- 40
  Method:    Ion Selective Electrode
Note:    Use ice if it will be > 5 - 10 minutes for delivery.

Includes pH, pCO2, pO2, Lactate, Co-Ox parameters, ionized Calcium, Glucose, and Electrolytes.