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Blood Gas, Co-ox Only, Venous No Metabolites

Mnemonic:    [BG Ven NM]
Name:    Blood Gas, Co-ox Only, Venous No Metabolites
Specimen:     1 Ml venous sample collected in a heparinized syringe.

Deliver to lab immediately.
Reference Range:    pH: 7.32 - 7.42
 pCO2: 41 - 51
 pO2: 25- 40
 Total CO2: 25 - 35
 Base Excess: -5 - 5
  Method:    Ion Selective Electrode
Note:    Use ice if it will be > 5 - 10 minutes for delivery.

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