Effects of sample temperature and storage time on arterial blood gases values


AYDOĞAN M. S. , YÜCEL A. , ERDOĞAN M. A. , ŞANLI M. , KONUR H., ÖZGÜL Ü. , ...More

HEALTHMED, vol.6, no.12, pp.3952-3956, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : HEALTHMED
  • Page Numbers: pp.3952-3956

Abstract

Background: Arterial blood gas analysis is vital during diagnosis and treatment monitorization of mechanically ventilated patients. Work overload delays blood gas analysis lead to false results. Therefore syringes and the blood samples is recommended to kept cool or cold environment. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of refrigerator-cooled syringes on blood gas analysis.