|Mnemonic: ||[pH Venous]|
|Name: ||pH, Venous|
|Specimen: || 1 mL drawn in a heparinized blood gas syringe. |
An unopened, filled lithium heparin vacutainer tube without gel is acceptable. This test cannot be added to a previously tested sample.
Write the patient's temperature on the requisition. The temperature is needed to correct the pH.
Send to lab immediately.
|Reference Range: ||7.32 - 7.42|
| Method: ||Ion Selective Electrode|
|Processing Info: ||Do not centrifuge.|