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CRITICAL CARE BLOOD GAS - AQ
Analytes/procedures in bold type are regulated for proficiency testing by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Challenges per Shipment
Number of Shipments
Three shipments per year
For second instrument reporting options, see the Quality Cross Check programs, AQQ or AQ2Q.
It is not appropriate to report hemoglobin and hematocrit results by co-oximetry in these programs.
For i-STAT instrument usage, see chart.
AQ, AQ2 - Five 2.5-mL aqueous specimens in duplicate and five 2.5-mL specimens for hematocrit testing in duplicate; appropriate for all methods except i-STAT®
Conventional and International System of Units (SI) reporting offered