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Test Code 256 pH, Venous

Additional Codes

MLAB: PHVEN

PowerChart: pH Venous

Epic: LAB75 pH, Venous

Test Method

Direct Potentiometry; iSTAT, iSTAT Corporation

Specimen Requirement

1 mL heparin, venous whole blood.

Additional Specimen Collection Information

Collect venous blood into an ABG syringe. Samples may be stored at room temperature for 10 minutes or on wet ice for 30 minutes.

Performance

Testing is performed Monday through Sunday.

Routine orders: Typically completed within 4 hour after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

STAT orders: Typically completed within 15 minutes after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

Reference Values

7.35-7.45

CPT Code Information

82800 Chemisty; Gases, blood, pH only

Useful For

Monitoring venous pH

LOINC Code Information

2746-6 pH Of Venous Blood

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