Bicarbonate (CO2)

Collection Procedure:

Serum gel tubes should be centrifuged within 2 hours of collection.

Specimen Requirements:

Type: Peripheral blood

  • Serum, gel
  • Plasma, gel

Sample Volume: 0.5mL

Stability (collection to time of analysis/testing): Protect from exposure to air.

  • Ambient: 24 hours
Unacceptable Conditions: Moderate to gross hemolysis


Within 24 hours

Reference Values:

22-30 MMOL/L