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Epic Code LAB2111144 pH, Blood

Important Note

To be collected at Hospital Sites only. In Grand Rapids, outpatients may only be collected at the 35 Michigan draw site. Specimen must be analyzed within 30 minutes of collection.

Test Name Alias

Blood pH | pH | pH, Blood Level | 8151

Interface Order Alias

10216

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Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Whole blood, venous

Container(s): 4.0 mL Green Top (Lithium Heparin non-gel) or Heparinized blood gas syringe

Minimum volume: 1.0 mL in Green Top or 0.5 mL in syringe

Collection Instructions:

  • Deliver to Hospital Laboratory or Respiratory immediately.
  • Do not place tube on ice.
  • Do not expose to air

Specimen Transport Temperature: Ambient

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 30 minutes

Laboratory Retention: 72 hours

Test Frequency

Available 24 hours, usual TAT 1 day.

Reference Range

7.32 – 7.42 Venous

 

Critical Values Table

Performing Department

Multiple Departments

CHEMISTRY or RESPIRATORY CARE

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Big Rapids Laboratory, Big Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Blodgett Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Gerber Laboratory, Fremont, MI
Spectrum Health Kelsey Laboratory, Lakeview, MI
Spectrum Health Ludington Laboratory, Ludington, MI
Spectrum Health Pennock Laboratory, Hastings, MI
Spectrum Health Reed City Laboratory, Reed City, MI
Spectrum Health United Laboratory, Greenville, MI
Spectrum Health Zeeland Laboratory, Zeeland, MI

Methodology

Methodology is available on request.

Please call the Laboratory Customer Service Call Center 616.774.7721 or send an email to LaboratoryServices@spectrumhealth.org

CPT

82800-LAB-PH BLOOD

CDM Code

4058151

Epic Test ID

1230101031

LOINC

PH VENOUS: 2746-6

Reviewed Date

6/30/2021