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  Hemoglobin, Blood Gas Specimen Type:
  also known as HGB with Estimated Hematocrit

Blood


BLOOD GAS

Specimen requirements: 5 mL Heparinized Plastic Syringe
Critical values:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
N/A <7.0 >19.0 g/dL N/A
Unit of measure: g/dL
Ideal sample: 5 mL Whole Blood
Absolute minimum amount: 1 mL Whole Blood
Method of collection: Arterial/Venous puncture
Transportation: Transport to laboratory immediately on ice.
Label instructions: N/A
Request test on form: Blood Gas Request/Report ( 151-865 )
Order/entry screen(s):  N/A
Stat frequency: Daily
Stat turn around time: 15 minutes from receipt.
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 1 Hour
For Thornton deliver to: Blood Gas : Processing Desk, 1st floor, Hospital,
  room 1-013
For Hillcrest deliver to: Blood Gas : General Function Laboratory, room
  2-132.
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Special Instructions: An estimated hematocrit is reported when a blood gas hemoglobin is requested.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Quantitative
CyberLAB abbreviation: AHB, VHB
CyberLAB code: 1499 (ART), 1503 (VEN)
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A