CO2, Total, Serum/Plasma


Abbrev Code:CO2   
Order Code:LAB55Order Name:CO2 Total
Order Instructions:Order CO2W for whole blood specimens.
Synonyms:Carbon Dioxide; Bicarbonate; Electrolytes
Methodology:Roche: Enzymatic
Vista: Bichromatic rate
Woodwinds: Enzymatic
CPT Codes: 82374 x1, 82374 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
Associated Links:

Roche Go Live Schedule



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Collection Instructions:Chemistry Tests Containers Chart
Causes for Rejection:Specimen not separated from cells within 2 hours of collection (4 hours for Home Health specimens).


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Process within 2 hours (4 hours for Home Health specimens). Preferably, retain in primary container; do not remove stopper. Aliquot 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Roche: 7 days refrigerated. Separate from erythrocytes and store tightly stoppered. Analyze as soon as possible after collection.
Vista: 7 days refrigerated. Separate from erythrocytes and store tightly stoppered. Analyze as soon as possible after collection.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (CSC Maple Grove, Roche-CSC Mpls, Roche-Grand Itasca, Roche-Lakes, Roche-Northland, Roche-Range, Roche-Ridges, Roche-Southdale, Roche-St. John's, Roche-UMMC East, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, Woodwinds)


Interpretive

Critical Range:Basic, Electrolyte and Renal Panels Critical Values and Reference Ranges
Reference Range:Basic, Electrolyte and Renal Panels Critical Values and Reference Ranges
Use:Monitor and treat acid/base imbalances.


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