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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeBGS
Method

Calculated from pH & PCO2 on dedicated blood gas analyser.

Refer to GroupGases and Co-oximetry, Blood ;Gases and Electrolytes, blood ;Gases, blood ;
External PriceContact Canterbury Health Laboratories on +64 3 364 0484 or email Labinfo.
  

Specimen Collection

 
Patient Specimen500 uL whole blood in hep. blood gas syringe
Paediatric Specimen200 uL whole blood in a 1 mL syringe
Sample Delivery to LabCapped syringe sent on ice, must arrive within 15 mins
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot Instructions200 uL whole blood in a 1 mL syringe, keep anaerobic
Aliquot Transport to CHLOn ice, sample must be kept anaerobic
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Core
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number03 3640397 ext: 80397
Test AvailabilityMon - Sun, 24 hrs
Turnaround Time30 mins - 1 hr
Reference Interval

arterial 24.0 - 30.0 mmol/L

venous 25.0 - 33.0 mmol/L

Additional Information

Treat as urgent.

Delphic Number Test Number3506

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