CO2, Total, Whole Blood


Sunquest Code:CO2W  
Epic Code:LAB3399Epic Name:CO2 Whole Blood
Methodology:Direct ion selective electrode
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL (3 mL syringe); 0.2 mL (tuberculin syringe); 0.1 mL (capillary tube)
Container:Dry heparin syringe (Capillary (lithium heparin) gas tube, Green (lithium heparin, gel), Green (lithium heparin) on ICE, Green (sodium heparin, no gel))
Collection Instructions:Must be delivered to the laboratory within 2 hours of collection. Plasma samples are acceptable if processed within 2 hours of collection.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Whole blood. Do not process. Do not store.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (UMMC-East Bank, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, UMMC NICU)


Interpretive

Reference Range:0-11 mo: 17-29 mmol/L; 1 y and older: 20-32 mmol/L


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