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CO2 (Bicarbonate)

Mint Green Plasma Separator Tube

Tube Type

Test ID LAB55
EPIC Order CO2 TOTAL
CPT Code(s) 82374
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Core Laboratory
Tube Station Routine 30; STAT 888
Specimen Routine: 1 mL blood/Li Heparin plasma separator tube / Also acceptable serum (Gold SST / Red Top Tube)
Micro: 200 µL blood/mint green top bullet/gold top/red top
Stability Unspun: 6 hours
Spun/Separated,
Room Temp:
8 hours
Spun/Separated,
Refrigerated:
3 days
Frozen: 60 days
Availability 24 Hours/Day
Turnaround Time STAT 1 hr., Routine 2 hrs.
Reference Range Normal: 20-31 mmol/L
Critical: <12 mmol/L or ≥40 mmol/L
Comments

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on December 06, 2021

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
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514