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Venous blood gas
Lab code: VBG
 
Test Synonyms:
Venous blood gas; VBG
 
Lab:
Acute Care Lab
Inpatient Req:
Stat Core Lab (#70051)  
Outpatient Req:
Clinical Labs (#83608)  
Specimen:
3 mL heparinized syringe
Result Time:
10-15 minutes   Cost: $$
Reference Interval:

Critical value defined. See MGH Critical Values for details.
 
Important Information:
Blood gases include pH, pO2, pCO2, and base excess.