Assessment of Electrolyte Values in the Intensive Care Unit:Comparison Between Arterial and Venous Blood Gas Analysis and Formal Laboratory Testing
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Retrospective|
|Official Title:||Assessment of Electrolyte Values in the Intensive Care Unit:Comparison Between Arterial and Venous Blood Gas Analysis and Formal Laboratory Testing|
|Study Start Date:||February 2003|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||February 2004|
The sudy hypothesis is that in critically ill patients there is a significant difference between electrolyte levels measured using blood gas analysers and by laboratory techniques, and between levels measured on arterial and venous blood samples.
The study aim is determine the agreement between electrolyte levels measure by formal laboratory serum analysis and point-of-care blood gas analysis.
Also, to determine the agreement between electrolyte levels measured on simultaneous arterial and venous blood samples, using both serum and whole blood samples.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00256061
|Principal Investigator:||Megan Robertson, MBBS||Royal Melbourne Hospital, Intensive Care Unit|