Diagnostic Test Directory

Clinical Chemistry Laboratory

Bicarbonate

  • Synonyms: CO2
  • LIS Mnemonic: CO2

    Collect

    Light Green (PST - Lithium heparin) Satellite locations must send Gold top tube

    Volume Required

    0.5 mL blood

    Minimum Required

    0.2 mL blood

    Transport

    Room temperature

    Stability

    24 hrs room temp, 3 days refrigerated

    Processing

    spin PST at 3400 RPMs for 10 minutes

    Unacceptable conditions

    collection tube exposed to air

Days Performed

24/7

Reported

Stat: 45 Min. Routine: 90 Min.

Reflex Testing

N/A

CPT

82374

Methodology

Enzymatic Endpoint

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