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i-STAT blood gases

About This Test

Department: Point of Care

Requirement: 95 µL

Turnaround Time: At point of care

Capillary whole blood

Other Comments:

Capillary sample - clean site, puncture and remove first drop of blood. Fill capillary from second drop quickly and avoiding air bubbles. Insert mixing wire. Mix using a magnet, or gently invert 10 times. Test within 3 minutes. Avoid prolonged venous stasis / phlebotomy procedure. Avoid haemolysis. Avoid drip arms.