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Blood Gas - Fetal Scalp

Source Blood
Mnemonic BGS
Specimen Requirements NOTE: Drawn at Maternal Care Centre

175 uL Electrolyte Balanced Heparin Blood Gas Capillary Tube. Minimum fill of 1/3 to 1/2 of capillary blood in the Electrolyte Balanced Heparin Blood Gas Capillary Tube.
Specimen Handling Mix well. Avoid/remove air bubbles. Must be analyzed within 15 minutes of collection.
Additional Information Blood Gas includes: pH, pCO2, pO2, Bicarbonate (HCO3), Base Excess (BE)
Testing Location Respiratory-FMC, PLC, RGH, SHC
Testing Frequency Daily
Alternate Name(s)
Reference Interval