Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Blood Gases

CMH Lab Section
Chemistry

Specimen Requirements
0.3 ml blood in a heparinized syringe

Availability
Stat

Turn Around Time
1 hr

Special Instructions
In O/E enter room air numeric result, temp of patient, and type of specimen

Methodology
Radiometer ABL 735

Ranges

Test Age Sex Ref Range Units
PH 0 to 3 days not sex dependent 7.33-7.49  
4 to 14 days not sex dependent 7.32-7.43  
15 days to 1 month not sex dependent 7.34-7.43  
1 month - 14 yrs not sex dependent 7.34-7.46  
> 14 yrs F 7.36-7.44  
> 14 yrs M 7.35-7.45  
PCO2 not age dependent not sex dependent 26.8-40.4 mmHg
PO2 0 to 2 days not sex dependent 60-76 mmHg
> 2 days not sex dependent 80-105 mmHg
TOTAL CO2 not age dependent not sex dependent 18-31 mmol / L
HCO3 (BICARB)  0 - 1 month not sex dependent 17-28 mmol / L
> 1 month not sex dependent 19-29 mmol / L
O2 SATURATION 0 - 1 month not sex dependent 85-90 %
> 1 month not sex dependent 95-99 %


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