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Blood Gas, Cord Venous

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

Send to the lab immediately.
Reference Range:    pH: 7.25 - 7.45
 pCO2: 27 -49
 pO2: 17 - 41
 Base Excess: -10 - (-2)
  Method:    Ion Selective Electrode
Note:    Profile includes: pH, pO2, pCO2, and Base Excess