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Carbon Dioxide

Laboratory : Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
TCO2 MACH1
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Green top (lithium heparin) tube
Collection Volume:
0.5 mL
Cause for Rejection:
Not delivered on ice, not delivered to lab immediately
Storage:
Refrigerated
Availability:
Daily,24 hours; STAT
Methodology:
Enzymatic with phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase and oxalate dehydrogenase
Special Instructions:
Place specimen on ice and deliver to lab immediately.
Lab/Phone:
330-746-9623
TAT:
1 hour
Additional Info:
Reference range: 17.0-27.0 mEq/L
CPT Code:
82374
Synonyms:
CO2; Total CO2; Bicarbonate