Specimen: 2 mL (1 mL min.) serum from 1 SST. Ship refrigerated or frozen.

Stability (Room): 8 hrs

Stability (Refrigerated): 72 hrs

Stability (Frozen): 4 weeks

Method: Enzymatic endpoint

Comment: Also see BLOOD GAS ANALYSIS.

Price: Contatc Medilab

Turnaround time (TAT): 5 hrs

Usage: Bicarbonate is the largest fraction contributing to the Total carbon dioxide. It is increased in cases of Compensated respiratory acidosis and Metabolic alkalosis. The levels are lowered in cases of Compensated respiratory alkalosis and Metabolis acidosis.

Specialty: Physician

Disease: Electrolyte Imbalance


Courier Charges:

Home Collection: Available


Pre-test Information: No special preparation required

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