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3240 Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Serum
24 Hours
3 Days Refrigerated when separated from red cells and tightly stoppered.
21-31 mEq/L

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum
Container: 1 Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 1.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL

Method

Enzymatic

Schedule

Mon-Sat

Turn-Around Time

24 hrs; Also offered STAT at an additional charge

Instructions/Notes

Clinical Utility

As part of an electrolyte panel to screen for an electrolyte or acid-base imbalance or to monitor a known imbalance.

CPT Codes

82374

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