Bicarbonate, Pancreatic (Gastric) Stimulation

Sunquest Code:FCO2  
Synonyms:HCO3, Body Fluid; Bicarbonate, Gastric; CMISC
Methodology:Bichromatic rate
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Gastric fluid
Optimal Volume:8 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile (Plastic leakproof container, sterile)
Collection Instructions:Collect on ice; keep specimen tightly stoppered and deliver to laboratory immediately.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Aliquot 8 mL, 1 mL minimum. Process immediately.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (UMMC-East Bank)


Reference Range:No reference range established.

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