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Procedure Kit/Trays, Sampling, Blood Gas

Definition : Prepackaged collections of the devices and supplies (i.e., either custom or standard kits) needed for obtaining a blood sample intended for in-vitro determination of blood gases. Items in these kits usually include a sampler device, a gauge needle with needle protector, a syringe, a protective cap, gauze, alcohol pads, and a specimen bag. The kits are frequently supplied in supporting trays (i.e., procedure trays) consisting of a flat-bottomed receptacle with a border around the periphery supporting all the instruments and supplies needed for the procedure; the trays are usually covered or wrapped. Blood gas sampling procedure kits and trays are intended for puncturing an artery with a needle and syringe to draw a small amount of blood in order to determine the most important blood gases (i.e., the partial pressure of carbon dioxide and oxygen); frequently the bicarbonate level and pH are also determined. They are used mainly in clinical laboratories, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities.

Entry Terms : "Blood Gas Sampling Kits" , "Blood Gas Collection Kits" , "Sampling Kits, Blood Gas"

UMDC code : 10438

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