CO2, total

Alphabetical Test listing

CO2, total-73

  
CO2, total
  
73
  
82374.1
  
CO2
  
Bicarbonate
  
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)
  
AHL - Chemistry: C
  
Daily
  
1 day
  

Enzymatic

  

 

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

Low:  <10 mmol/L

High: >40 mmol/L

  
82374
  
11/30/2001
  
10/12/2020
  
02/10/2020