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#CO2: CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2 BICARBONATE)

COMPONENTS
Name Method Reference Range Units
Carbon Dioxide Enzymatic PEPC 22-29
Critical:
<15
>40
MEQ/L

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
No Type Volume Temperature Container Type Instructions
1 Li Heparin Plasma 1 Refrigerate Green top/Gel Li Hep  

GENERAL INFORMATION
Setup Schedule Daily
Turn-Around Time STAT: 1HR, ROUTINE: 4 HRS
CPT Code 82374
Performing Lab GBMC
Test Performed Stat Yes
Clinical Utilities 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.