IN HOUSE: Heparinized Blood Gas Syringe
SATELLITE LOCATIONS: PST (LIGHT GREEN TOP TUBE)
0.5-1.0 mL blood
0.3 mL blood
Send to lab immediately
3 hrs room temp, 5 days refrigerated 2-8 degrees C
In house, spin aliquot in Stat Spin centrifuge for 2 minutes
Satellite locations - spin PST tube according to manuf guidelines and send plasma to core lab
test is performed on Lithium Heparin Plasma and serum
Satellite Locations: Collect the specimen in a Light Green (PST) tube, centrifuge the speciemen and send the specimen to the lab within 3 hours refrigerated.
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