NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.
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.
Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name
CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) Plasma or Serum