HCO3, venous

Alphabetical Test listing

HCO3, venous-1329

  
HCO3, venous
  
1329
  
82374.2
  
CO3
  
Bicarbonate
Carbon dioxide
  

Diagnosis and treatment of acid-base imbalance in respiratory and metabolic systems

  
Lithium heparin (Li hep) whole blood
  

Dk green Lithium heparin (Li hep), no gel

Blood gas syringe, without needle, is acceptable.

  
Full tube
  

Warning:

Should be drawn at a hospital site.

The tube should be fully filled, unopened, and must arrive at AHL Central lab within 30 minutes of collection.

  

Do not open, and do not spin

  

Dk green Lithium heparin (Li hep), no gel

  
Sodium heparin (Na hep) whole blood
  
  

Dk green Sodium heparin (Na hep), no gel

  
Refrigerated - 30 minutes
Time sensitive
 
Note: specimens collected in Li Heparin Vacutainer tubes cannot be sent via PTS
  
  • Improper labels (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Hemolysis (some procedures)
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage temperature affecting results
  • Improper container
    • PST tubes are not acceptable
  • Leaking container resulting in compromised specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient (QNS)
  
AHL - Chemistry: C
  
Daily
  
1 day
  

Ion Selective Electrodes

  

22 - 30 meq/L

  

Low:  < 15 mmol/L

High: > 40 mmol/L

  
82374
  
08/03/2004
  
02/12/2020
  
02/10/2020