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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeHCO3
Method

Bicarbonate is measured by enzymatic reaction with malate dehydrogenase and measures a decrease in absorbance at 380 nm. Abbott c series analyser, Abbott reagents


 

Refer to GroupAnion Gap, Plasma ;
External Price$4.58(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Specimen Collection Protocols
  • All samples must be collected and delivered to the laboratory anaerobically (i.e. no exposure to air and tightly capped)
  • Unseparated lithium heparin PST or whole blood samples must be unopened and delivered to the laboratory within 30 min of collection.
  • Samples for delivery to the laboratory >30 min after collection should be collected into SST or PST gel tubes and centrifuged to separate within 30 min. These samples should then be delivered to the laboratory, unopened, within 2 hours of collection.
Patient Specimen4.5ml heparin(Green) or plain(Red); refer comment
Paediatric Specimen600 L heparin microtainer - refer comment
Sample Delivery to LabRefer Speciment Collection protocol
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot Instructions200 uL plasma/serum - refer comment, Fridge 2 - 8C
Aliquot Transport to CHLAmbient or fridge
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Core
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number03 3640397 ext: 80397
Test AvailabilityMon-Sun 24hrs
Turnaround Time1 - 2 hrs
Reference Interval

Reference range:

0 - 2 yrs; 19 - 24 mmol/L

>2yr + Adult: 22 - 28 mmol/L

Delphic Number Test Number4523

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