Department: 
Biochemistry
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Blood Gas Syringe
Test Code: 
ICA
Availability: 
Daily
Collection Requirements: 
Arterial or venous collection. Radiometer blood gas syringe or 8.5 ml Serum in Gold topped tube. Ice is not required if sent to the lab promptly (see note).
Requires own tube?: 
No
Reference Range: 
1.12 - 1.30 mmol/L
Notes: 
Blood collected in a Gold topped tube does not need to be collected and transported on ice unless there will be a >4h delay in analysis