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Test Code EPOC EPOC

Important Note

EPOC is a Point of Care Instrument used by Laboratory and Respiratory Therapy Technicians for Blood Gases from various sources as well as for Electrolytes, Glucose, Creatinine, Lactate, and hemoglobin and hematocrit on WHOLE BLOOD.

Sample must be properly collected, transported at ambient (DO NOT place on ice)  and processed within 30 minutes of collection. Only trained personnel may perform this testing and various departments have unique panels available for their specific needs.

Electrolytes, Chemistries, Blood Gases and Lactate can also be ordered as stand alone tests.

Additional Codes

Additional Ordering Codes:          ORDERING NAME IN MEDITECH  & IN MEDHOST

ABG                                              EPOC ARTERIAL BLOOD GASES

VBG                                              EPOC VENOUS BLOOD GASES                                        

POC-CHEMONLY                        EPOC CHEMS ONLY-CHEMS,LACT

POC-ALL                                      EPOC COMPLETE-CHEMS,LACT,GASES

EPOC-LY                                      EPOC LYTES (ONLY)

EPOC-LACT                                 EPOC LACTATE       

CAPBG-EPOC                              EPOC CAPILLARY BLOOD GASES

COABG-EPOC                             EPOC CORD ARTERIAL BLOOD GAS

COVBG-EPOC                             EPOC CORD VENOUS BLOOD GAS