Blood Gas


Test Information

Test Name

Blood Gas

Synonyms

Arterial Blood Gas; ABG; Capillary Gas; Venous Blood Gas; VBG;pCO2; Carbon dioxide; pH; Methaemoglobin

Department

Biochemistry

Preferred Specimen

Blood Gas Syringe

Testing Location

PLBOP; PLR; PLWHK; PLT


Collection Information

Delivery and Handling

Deliver to lab ASAP


Processing Information

Registration Code

BGAS

Notes

  • Treat as Urgent
  • Not available for community requests

Site Specific Notes

- Waikato

Refer patient to Waikato Hospital Laboratory

- Taupo

Tested on I-Stat from ED department; Register "ICG4" for I-Stat Chem 4 panel; "ICG8" for I-Stat Chem 8 panel.


Methodology

Interpretations

View Interpretations

Contact Information

john.woodford@pathlab.co.nz