Specimen Collection and Transport Protocols
Remove 6 times the volume of the catheter as waste prior to collecting the blood sample from an arterial line.
1.5 mL blood collected into a 3 mL heparinsed blood gas syringe.
0.5 ml blood collected in to a 1 mL a blood gas syringe.
Sample Delivery to Lab
Mon - Sun, 24hrs
Laboratory Turnaround Time
Blood gas anlayser - glucose oxidase
Unit of measurement
3.5-5.5 mmol/L Fasting
3.5-7.7 mmol/L Non fasting
0-3 mths 2.6-8.0 mmol/L
Uncertainty of measurement
35 uL collected in to a 55 uL capillary tube.