CO2, total-73

Test info

  
CO2, total
  
73
  
82374.1
  
CO2
  
Bicarbonate

Specimen

  
Lithium heparin (Li hep) plasma
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.3 mL
  

Spin

  

Lt green plasma separator (PST)

  
Serum
Sodium heparin (Na hep) plasma
  

Gold - Spin

Dk green - Spin and separate

  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL)

  

Refrigerated - 7 days

Keep tube tightly capped for storage. A consequent decrease in the CO2 value of up to 6 mEq/L can occur in the course of an hour once the specimen has been exposed to ambient air.

  
  • Improper labels (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Hemolysis (some procedures)
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage temperature affecting results
  • Improper container
  • Leaking container resulting in compromised specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient (QNS)

Performance

  
AHL - Chemistry: C
  
Daily
  
1 day
  

Enzymatic

Clinical and Interpretive info

  

 

Age Range
0 - 15 years  20 - 28 mmol/L
> 15 years  21 - 31 mmol/L
  

Low:  <10 mmol/L

High: >40 mmol/L

Billing

  
82374

Tracking

  
11/30/2001
  
10/12/2020
  
02/10/2020