Specimen Collection Requirements
Whole Blood, one heparinized blood gas syringe
Collect specimen anaerobically. Blood gas syringe should be capped with no air space. Transport immediately.
Specimens with syringe uncapped or with airspace, specimens collected in tubes with benzalkonium heparin, EDTA, citrate, oxalate or fluoride
Ambient (20-25°C): 30 minutes; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 30 minutes; Frozen (at or below -20°C): Unacceptable
Varies with age and therapy.
Venous: None defined.
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