Heparinized Syringe (Lithium heparin)
Keep anaerobic.Double Bag when using tube system. If walked to lab, specimen must be on ice.
Air contamination, clotted specimens, transport time is greater than 30 minutes, air bubbles in the syringe, insufficient quantities.
Indicate venous or arterial. Syringe and requisition must have collection date and time, collector's full signature, collection site, FIO2, and patient's temperature.