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 Recent changes for P50

Recent changes for P50
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
21st May 2024
Preferred Specimen Type

Blood

Blood gas syringe

Collection & Request Instructions

All samples must be received by the laboratory within 30 minutes post collection (at room temperature) or 1 hour if transported on an ice slurry.

The sample must be delivered to the laboratory in person.

Must be collected via arterial collection, venous gas not accepted.  

All samples must be received by the laboratory within 30 minutes post collection (at room temperature) or 1 hour if transported on an ice slurry.

The sample must be delivered to the laboratory in person.

P50

Alternative Names:Haemoglobin-oxygen affinity
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:P50
Medicare rebatable:No
Specimen Types:Blood gas syringe
Container Types:
Arterial Blood Gas SyringeArterial Blood Gas Syringe
Adults Volume or Mass:1 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volume or Mass:0.5 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:

Must be collected via arterial collection, venous gas not accepted.  

All samples must be received by the laboratory within 30 minutes post collection (at room temperature) or 1 hour if transported on an ice slurry.

The sample must be delivered to the laboratory in person.

Transport Instructions:Send to lab immediately

Follow instructions as per blood gas sample collection.

Processing Instructions:Do Not Centrifuge
Assay Frequency:Daily

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