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  Oxygen Content Specimen Type:
  also known as Oxygen Saturation, O2CT , SO2

Blood


CHEMISTRY

Specimen requirements: 5 mL Heparinized Plastic Syringe
Reference ranges:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
N/A 92 98.5 % N/A
Unit of measure: Percent (%)
Ideal sample: 1-2 mL Whole Blood
Absolute minimum amount: 0.5 mL Whole Blood
Method of collection: Arterial or 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): Pulmonary Blood Gas
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: Chemistry : Processing Desk, 1st floor, Hospital,
  room 1-013
For Hillcrest deliver to: Blood Gas : General Function Laboratory, room
  2-132.
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: N/A
Special Instructions: N/A
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Quantitative
CyberLAB abbreviation: O2SA
CyberLAB code: 1544
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A