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Epic Code LAB78 Blood Gas, Capillary

Important Note

  • To be collected at Hospital Sites only. In Grand Rapids, this includes the 35 Michigan draw site
  • Capillary draws are not the preferred method for blood gases on outpatients. See Venous Blood Gases.
  • Specimen must be hand delivered within 15-30 minutes of collection.
    • Specimen may be rejected if not processed within 30 minutes.
    • GRAND RAPIDS (HDVCH/BW): Deliver to Respiratory (see instructions below)
    • Regional Hospitals: Deliver to Laboratory

Test Name Alias

Blood Gas Capillary | CBG | Capillary Blood Gas | 62 | LAB1230284 CRITCARE CAPILLARY BLOOD GAS

Interface Order Alias

10286

Icons & Photos

Capillary tube (Capillary Gasses Tube)
Time Constraint (Deliver to location within 15-30 minutes)

Hand deliver to location 

  • GRAND RAPIDS (HDVCH): Deliver to Respiratory (see instructions below)
  • Regional Hospitals: Deliver to Laboratory

 

 

Collection Instructions

Specimen collection: Whole blood (Heparinized)
Container(s): Capillary tube (Capillary Gasses Tube)

Minimum volume: 140 uL (Pennock Lab: 100 uL)

 

Collection Instructions:

  • Capillary tube sealed on both ends with capillary caps and no bubbles in samples. 
  • Specimen must be hand delivered to proper location within 15-30 minutes of collection. Specimen may be rejected if not processed within 30 minutes.
    • Grand Rapids: Hand Deliver ALL Capillary specimens to HDVCH - 8th floor Respiratory Satellite Lab, Room 89203. Please call first 616-352-6027
    • Regional Hospitals: Hand deliver to the Laboratory or Respiratory immediately.

 

 

Test Frequency

Available 24 hours, usual TAT 1 day.

Reference Range

pH Cap
7.35 – 7.45

pCO2 Cap
35 – 45

pO2 Cap
60 – 80

 

Laboratory Critical Values Table

Performing Department

Respiratory Care or Chemistry

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory (SHRL), Grand Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Blodgett Laboratory (BIRL), Grand Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Big Rapids Laboratory (SHBR), Big Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Gerber Laboratory (SHGH), Fremont, MI

Spectrum Health Pennock Laboratory (SHP), Hastings, MI
Spectrum Health Reed City Laboratory (SHRC), Reed City, MI
Spectrum Health United Laboratory (SHUH), Greenville, MI
Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Laboratory (SHZCH), Zeeland, MI

Methodology

Methodology avalable on request

CPT

82803

CDM Code

4058150

Epic Test ID

1230100395

LOINC

O2 Percent: 3150-0

O2/Device: 19928-1

PH CAPILLARY: 2745-8

P CO2 CAPILLARY: 2020-6

P O2 CAPILLARY: 2704-5

BICARBONATE CAPILLARY: 1961-2

BASE EXCESS CAPILLARY: 1926-5

OXYGEN SATURATION CAPILLARY: 51732-6
 

 

 

 

 

Reviewed Date

7/2/2021