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Blood Gas, Co-ox Only, Arterial No Metabolites

Mnemonic:    [BG Art NM]
Name:    Blood Gas, Co-ox Only, Arterial No Metabolites
Specimen:    1 heparinized whole blood sample in a blood gas syringe collected from an arterial site or an appropriate line port. Remove needle after collection and expel excess air with dead-cap device. Send to lab immediately.
Reference Range:    pH: 7.35 - 7.45
 pCO2: 35 - 48
 pO2: 83 - 108
 Tot CO2: 25 - 35
 Base Excess: -3.3 - 1.2
  Method:    Ion Selective Electrode
Note:    Use ice if it will be > 5 - 10 minutes for delivery.

Includes pH, pCO2, pO2, Lactate, Co-Ox parameters,