HCO3 - Overview: Bicarbonate, Serum

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Test ID: HCO3    
Bicarbonate, Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

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. Some of these conditions are diarrhea, renal tubular acidosis, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, hyperkalemic acidosis, renal failure, and ketoacidosis.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Photometric, Enzymatic

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Bicarbonate, S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Carbon Dioxide, Plasma or Serum
CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) Plasma or Serum
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