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CO2 (Bicarbonate)

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB55
EPIC Order   CO2 LEVEL
CPT Code(s)   82374
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   Routine 30; STAT 888
Specimen Routine: 1 mL blood/serum separator tube/gold top/red top acceptable
  micro: 200 µL blood/serum separator bullet/gold top/red top
Stability
Unspun: 6 hours
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerator: 3 days
Frozen: 1 month
Availability Routine: 24 Hours/Day
  STAT: Yes
Turnaround Time   STAT 1 hr., Routine 2 hrs.
Reference Range Normal: 22-30 mmol/L
  Critical: <12 mmol/L or >40 mmol/L
Internal Reference Testing Specimen Handling Instructions: Centrifuge, Aliquot, Refrigerate
Comments

Reviewed by gloria_crawford on February 10, 2017

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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