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Bicarbonate

Category Biochemistry
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Also known as total CO2. It is an approximate indicator of acid-base status, eg. low in metabolic acidosis, high in compensated respiratory acidosis.

Clinicial Indications

Electrolyte imbalance Diabetic ketoacidosis Kidney disease Ethylene glycol/methanol/salicylate poisoning Chronic lung disease / anion gap

Reference range

22-29 mmol/L

Sample & container required SST (gold top)
Sample volume 0.5 mL
Turnaround time 1 day