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Test Code MOST O2 Saturation, Blood, LAB718

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Heparinized syringe, arterial, venous, or mixed venous (drawn by nursing personnel to calibrate

              the patient’s Swan-Ganz line) blood.

Acceptable: Dark Green tube, arterial, venous, or mixed venous (drawn by nursing personnel to calibrate 

              the patient’s Swan-Ganz line) blood.
Specimen Volume: 150 uL of heparinized whole blood

Stability: If immediate analysis is not possible the sample can be stored in ice water or in the refrigerator for

              up to 2 hours.

Reference Values

No established reference values

Useful For

Measured O2 saturation is required by nursing staff to calibrate a patient’s Swan-Ganz line.  O2 saturation levels are normally calculated from the measured parameters of pH and pO2.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Broad Spectrum Spectrometer

Test Classification and CPT Coding

82810