Test Name: LAB BLOOD GAS ARTERIAL POC (PUI)
EPIC Search Term: LABIBGAPOC
Synonyms: TO BE USED FOR PATIENT UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR VIRAL HEMORRHAGIC FEVER (SUCH AS EBOLA) ONLY
Sample Type: Fresh Whole Blood
Collection Instructions: This test should only be ordered on patients in the Special Isolation Unit during activation.
Special Collection Instructions: Test:

pO2 and pH/pCO2
1 or 3 mL plastic syringe, non-iced.
Test in less than 5 min.
Without anticoagulant
With Li or Na Heparin

Ionized Calcium (iCa)
1 or 3 mL plastic syringe
Without anticoagulant
With Li or Na Heparin
With balanced heparin only if <70 IU/mL

Hematocrit
1 or 3 mL plastic syringe
Immediate testing is recommended in order to avoid RBC settling. (Note: Re-suspension of RBC requires an air bubble of significant volume.
Without anticoagulant
With Li or Na Heparin
Do not use EDTA

All Other Tests
1 or 3 mL plastic syringe
Without anticoagulant
With Li or Na Heparin

Specimen Information: TO BE USED FOR PATIENT UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR VIRAL HEMORRHAGIC FEVER (SUCH AS EBOLA) ONLY
Test Performed By: Texas Children's Hospital Pathology Services
Lab Section: POCT