Item Value
Test name POCT Blood Gases & Electrolytes
Available Stat? Yes
In House Availability Test is only available to Neonatal Transport staff and Code Blue team
Performed by Authorized Point of Care testing site staff
Normal range
Analyte Ages Arterial Venous
pH All 7.35-7.45 7.31-7.41
pCO2 < 1 year 27-41 mmHg 41-51 mmHg
≥ 1 year 32-48 mmHg 41-51 mmHg
pO2 < 30 days 80-100 mmHg 35-40 mmHg
≥ 30 days 83-108 mmHg 35-40 mmHg
Na+ All 136-146 mmol/L 136-146 mmol/L
K+ ≤ 1 year 3.0-5.4 mmol/L 3.0-5.4 mmol/L
> 1 year 3.4-4.5 mmol/L 3.4-4.5 mmol/L
iCa++ < 6 mo. 0.95-1.50 mmol/L 0.95-1.50 mmol/L
≥ 6 mo. 1.15-1.29 mmol/L 1.15-1.29 mmol/L
HCO3- All 22-27 mmol/L
Base Excess All -2 to +2
O2 Sat. All 95-99%
Container type
Amount to Collect 0.1 mL for capillary sample, 0.2 mL if collected in ABG syringe
Sample type Heparinized capillary whole blood, Arterial blood gas sample

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