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Test Listing: CARBON DIOXIDE



Code 3023
Test or Panel Test
Name CARBON DIOXIDE
Specimen Type Serum separator tube (gold, brick, SST, or corvac)
Preferred Volume 2 mL
Minimum Volume (Emergencies only) 0.2 mL
Patient Prep N/A
Collection Procedure N/A
Specimen Processing Centrifuge ASAP, keep upright, do not remove stopper
Storage and Transport Refrigerated
Stability Refrigerated 1 day
Unacceptable Condition N/A
Alternate Specimens Serum (red top tube) or lithium heparin plasma (green top tube). Separate serum or plasma from the cells ASAP and handle anaerobically at all times to minimize exposure to air during collection, transfer, and storage. Transfer to a standard aliquot tube and cap immediately.
Limitations N/A
CPT Codes 82374
Interface Order Code 3023
Testing Schedule Mon-Fri
Available STAT? Yes
Turnaround Time 24 Hours
Methodology Enzymatic
Alias CO2
Synonyms Bicarbonate; CO2

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