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Syringes, Plunger, Arterial Blood Sampling

Definition : Plunger syringes designed to withdraw arterial blood samples. These devices typically consist of a 3 to 5 mL capacity syringe internally covered with heparin or heparin-based compounds (e.g., dry lithium heparin, sodium heparin) to avoid coagulation. The syringes are impenetrable by air and liquids to avoid blood and/or gas loss while transporting the sample; some include filters for air-bubble removal. Blood-sampling syringes are used to obtain samples for laboratory tests, including pH, blood gases (e.g., O2, CO2), electrolytes (e.g., calcium, magnesium, potassium, chloride), and/or metabolites such as lactate and glucose.

Entry Terms : "Syringes, Filter" , "Filter Syringes" , "Blood Sampling Syringes" , "Blood Gas Syringes" , "Syringes, Blood Gas"

UMDC code : 20470


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