Bicarbonate, Pancreatic (Gastric) Stimulation

Abbrev Code:FCO2   
Order Code:LAB6570Order Name:Bicarbonate, Body Fluid
Synonyms:HCO3, Body Fluid; Bicarbonate, Gastric
Methodology:Roche: Enzymatic using PEPC
Vista: Bichromatic rate
CPT Codes: 82374 x1, 82374 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
Special Instructions:Indicate source of fluid on request form.

This test has not been cleared or approved by the FDA. FDA clearance is not required for clinical use.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Gastric fluid
Optimal Volume:8 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container: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.
Stability:Roche: To be determined by M Health Fairview.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Roche-UMMC East)


Reference Range:No reference ranges have been established. This result should be interpreted in the context of the patient's clinical condiiton and compared to simultaneous measurement in the patient's blood.

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