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Test ID   LAB91
EPIC Order
CPT Code(s)   83050
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory-Blood Gas
Tube Station   31
Specimen Routine: 1.0 mL whole blood in 3.0cc Syringe w/lyophilized Heparin in BG Kit, SafePICO syringe, or heparinized green top tube;  See Important Comments

0.5 mL whole blood in TB syringe with lypholized heparin in BG kit or full capillary tube.

Send to laboratory immediately.  Specimen Stability </=4 hours.  Do not freeze.

Availability Routine: 24 hr/day
  STAT: Yes
    10 minutes
Reference Range Normal: 0-1.5%
  Critical: >10%
Comments Syringes with needles attached will NOT be accepted
Syringes may be obtained from Central Distribution.

Reviewed by jcayless on December 11, 2019

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514