Bicarbonate


Test Information

Test Name

Bicarbonate

Synonyms

HCO3

Department

Biochemistry

Preferred Specimen

Heparin/ Blood Gas Syringe

Testing Location

PLBOP; PLR; PLWHK

Turn Around Time

1 Day


Collection Information

Preparation

  • Hospital request collect into heparinised blood gas syringe
  • Community request collect into heparin tubes, tube must be full

Processing Information

Registration Code

BICA

Notes

  • Do not share sample
  • Do not open tube, must not be exposed to air

Site Specific Notes

- Waikato

Process in PLBOP Biochemsitry

- Taupo

Process in PLBOP Biochemsitry

Alternative Specimen

SST - tube must be full and unopened


Methodology

Sample Storage

Ambient

Interpretations

View Interpretations

Contact Information

john.woodford@pathlab.co.nz