||STAT: 1HR, ROUTINE: 4 HRS
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For the quantitative determination of bicarbonate in serum and plasma. The bicarbonate content of serum or plasma is a significant indicator of electrolyte dispersion and anion deficit. Together with pH determination, bicarbonate measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of numerous potentially serious disorders associated with acid-base imbalance in the respiratory and metabolic systems.