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Blood Gas, Capillary

Mnemonic:    [BG Cap]
Name:    Blood Gas, Capillary
Specimen:     Collect free flowing drops into designated capillary tubes. Cap both ends of the sample. Do not shake the sample. There should be no air bubbles.

Deliver immediately to the lab.
Reference Range:    pH: 7.35 - 7.44
 pCO2: 35 - 45
 pO2: 80 - 100
 O2 Hgb: 95 - 98
 CO Hgb: 0 - 1.5
 Total CO2: 21 -31
 Base Excess: -2 - 2
 Lactate: 0.5 - 2.0
  Method:    Ion Selective Electrode