Westmed makes a number of unique blood gas sampling kits for special applications, such as drawing specimens from arterial catheters (A-lines) in patients of all ages and umbilical artery lines (UA-lines) in neonates. In addition, a special kit is available for the Labor & Delivery Suite and NICU to obtain a pair of labeled umbilical cord specimens (arterial and venous) shortly after birth for cord blood gases and pH.
Arterial Line Samplers use a non-vented syringe, available in 1 mL, 3 mL and 5 mL sizes, with a solid rubber plunger designed only to aspirate. A-line samplers are pre-loaded with 25-U of dry, balance lithium heparin for prompt anticoagulation. One available kit also contains a 3 mL waste syringe.
Umbilical cord blood gases & pH are easy with this simple kit: Two (2) aspirating syringes, each with a 22-gauge needle with Crickett™ needle protection, and 2 color-coded labels for arterial cord and venous cord blood, all contribute to the convenience of this kit for use in L&D or NICU.