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Test Code SQ ABGZ, EPIC LAB76 Gases, Arterial, Blood


Potentiometry, Optical pO2, and Spectrophotometry

Performing Laboratory

Meriter Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Specimen must arrive within 15 minutes of draw or <2 hours if kept on ice unopened.


Specimen Type: Arterial whole blood

Container/Tube: Lithium heparin blood gas syringe

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions: Place syringe in wet ice immediately after draw, and send on wet ice.

Specimen Transport Temperature

On wet ice

Reference Values

An interpretive report will be provided.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding