pCO2 (Blood Gas)

NamepCO2 (Part of blood gas profile)
Tube TypeBlood Gas syringe
Reporting UnitskPa
Reference Range4.7 – 6.0
Analytical Range1.6 – 14.7
AvailabilityNDDH (24/7)
Target turnaround time1 hour
Special requirements & notesExpel air bubbles
Remove needle
Patient preparationN/A
Volume required0.5 ml minimum
If delayed transport to lab, store:Send to laboratory immediately – notify lab
Factors affecting result interpretationImproper sample handling – air bubbles or clots in sample, delay in receipt

Unable to determine if the sample is haemolysed – may affect sample quality

Time limit for add on testN/A
Pathology disciplineBiochemistry
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Last updated: July 23, 2019