Bicarbonate (Bicarb, HCO3)

NameBicarbonate (Bicarb, HCO3)
Tube TypeSerum (Gold top)
Reporting Unitsmmol/L
Reference Range< 16 years
16+ years
19 – 28
22 – 29
Analytical Range2 – 50
AvailabilityNDDH (24/7)
Target turnaround time2 hours
Special requirements & notes
Patient preparationN/A
Volume required1 tube (4ml)
If delayed transport to lab, store:Centrifuged, in refrigerator
Factors affecting result interpretation
Time limit for add on test4 hours
Pathology disciplineBiochemistry
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Last updated: June 6, 2019