The bicarbonate content of serum or plasma is a significant indicator of electrolyte dispersion and anion deficit. Together with pH determination, bicarbonate measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of numerous potentially serious disorders associated with acid‑base imbalance in the respiratory and metabolic systems.
In very rare cases, gammopathy, in particular type IgM (Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia), may cause unreliable results.
Refrigerated: 4 days
CO2 (Bicarbonate); Carbon Dioxide; Bicarbonate; CO2
Serum, gel separator, SST
0 - 999
22 mmol/L - 29 mmol/L