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Carbon dioxide (bicarb)
Lab code: PLCO2
 
Test Synonyms:
Bicarbonate; Carbon dioxide
 
Lab:
Core Lab
Inpatient Req:
Core Lab (#84927)  
Outpatient Req:
Clinical Labs (#83608)  
Specimen:
3 ml Green gel
Result Time:
2 hours   Cost: $
Reference Interval:
Adult: 23-31.9 mmol/L; Newborn: (<2 weeks): 19-22 mmol/L; 2 weeks-1 year: 22-27 mmol/L
Critical value defined. See MGH Critical Values for details.
 
Important Information:
Method measures total CO2 including bicarbonate.