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Test Code LAB4979/10708/PBG Penile Blood Gas

Important Note

Chemistry

Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Specimen Required

Heparinized blood gas syringe on ice

PROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS

IMMEDIATELY PLACE ON ICE & WATER MIX (NOT DIRECTLY ON ICE) AND BRING DIRECTLY TO LABORATORY, WITHOUT DELAY.

METHOD

ION SELECTIVE ELECTRODE

Specimen Retention Time

None

SPECIMEN STABILITY FOR TESTING

30 minutes

DAYS TEST PERFORMED

Daily

TRANSPORTATION

Transport in a slurry of ice and water.

MINIMUM SPECIMEN REQUIRED

MIN: 0.7 ML