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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeBGS
Method

Direct Ion Specific Electrode, Dedicated blood gas analyser.

Refer to GroupGases and Electrolytes, blood ;
External Price$22.86(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Specimen Collection Protocols

Do not send blood gas syringe on ice with blood gas potassium requests

Patient Specimen500 uL whole blood in hep. blood gas syringe.
Paediatric Specimen200 uL in blood gas capillary.
Sample Delivery to LabMust arrive in lab within 15 min of collection.
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot Instructions200 uL mL in blood gas capillary.500 uL whole blood in heparinised syringe.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

Reference Range 3.5 - 5.2 mmol/L

Additional Information

Treat as urgent.

Delphic Number Test Number3072

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