The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Blood Gases

Tube Heparin syringe
Additional Information Blood gas analysers are available on the acute wards and in the Emergency Department. DO NOT USE without being trained by lab personnel.

If laboratory analysis is required, the lab must be contacted prior to sending a sample. Samples MUST be received within 10 minutes of venepuncture. Samples MUST NOT be sent via the pneumatic tube; this invalidates the results. Handwritten labels must be used on samples sent to the lab (addressograph-labelled samples will not be accepted).
Collection Con Sample must be hand-delivered to the lab within 10 minutes of collection. Once received, pass to the acute lab immediately
Sample REQ Blood
Ref. Range Notes Not stated
Telepath GAS1L/J