Bicarbonate

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • LAB2336
  • Soft Test Code:
  • HCO3
Alternate Names
  • HCO3

Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

4.0 mL Whole Blood in a Green Top Tube Li Heparin

Minimum 0.5 mL whole blood in a 3.0 mL Syringe with Heparin or Minimum of 0.2 mL whole blood in a Tuberculin Syringe with Heparin

Alternate Specimen

 

TransportAndStorage

10 minutes Ambient
2 hours Iced

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

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

23 - 30 mEq/L


Test Comments:

If Bicarbonate ordered and whole blood not received a CO2 will be reported.


Methodology:
  • Calculation

Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Parkview Kosciusko Hospital
  • Parkview LaGrange Hospital
  • Parkview Noble Hospital
  • Parkview Randallia Hospital
  • Parkview Regional Medical Center
  • Parkview Southwest
  • Parkview Wabash Hospital
  • Parkview Whitley Hospital
Days Performed
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Departments
  • Chemistry
Stat Eligible

Coding & Compliance

CDM

01426246


CPT Coding

82374