Venous Blood Gases

Venous Blood Gases

Test Name:   Venous Blood Gases
Alternate Name (s):   VGB
Laboratory Module:   LAB
Ordering Mnemonic:   BGV
Specimen Type:   


Collection Container:   Green- 5.0 ml
Container Information
Green TubeGreen Tube
Collection Information:   Samples must be transported to the laboratory within 30 minutes of collection, if not on ice.

Samples placed on ice slurry at collection may be transported to the laboratory within 2 hours of collection.

Test Schedule:  


Turnaround Time:   Routine

< 4.0 hours

Stat / Urgent

< 1.0 hours

Reference Interval:  


Critical Values:    
Lab Process Notes :   Blood Gas System

PH (Venous)
PCO2 (Venous)
HCO3 (Cal.) (Venous)
CCO2 (Cal.) (Venous)
BE (Venous)
pH (Temp. Cor) (Venous)
pCO2 (Temp Cor.) (Venous)

Storage & Transport:   Transport to lab immediately on ice
Test Referred to :    On-site, BGH Laboratory


updated: 2014.12.10  jg

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