Carbon Dioxide, Total

Carbon Dioxide, Total

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Carbon Dioxide, Total
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 2-3 Business days

Description:
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is a waste product from metabolism. Most carbon dioxide is present in the form of bicarbonate, which is regulated by the lungs and kidneys. Abnormal CO2 levels may be a sign of a kidney, respiratory, or metabolic disorder.

Methodology:
Spectrophotometry (SP)

Limitations:
Proper specimen collection and processing are critical for reliable testing.

Reference Range(s):
19-30 mmol/L

Alternative Name(s):
Bicarbonate

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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