Bicarbonate

Last Modified: 9/23/2019 3:35:20 PM


Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 4.0 mL Whole Blood in a Green Top Tube Li Heparin
Collection Instructions: Due to smearing of print while on ice, please label specimen following procedure and a second label in the pocket of transport bag with requisition

Do not open specimen

Place on ice immediately after collection for up to 2 hours
Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 10 minutes Ambient
2 hours Iced
Reference Range: 21 - 28 mEq/L
Critical Ranges: Low: < 10 mmol/L
High: > 45 mmol/L
Test Comments: If Bicarbonate ordered and whole blood not received a CO2 will be reported.
Methodology: Calculation
Clinical Significance:  
Documentation:  
Custom Panel: No

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Stat Eligible: Yes
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Parkview Hospital Randallia, Parkview Huntington, Parkview Noble, Parkview Regional Medical Center, Parkview Warsaw
PHL Test Code: HCO3
EPIC Test Code: LAB2336
Alternate Test Names: HCO3
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 82374

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