Carbon Dioxide

Also Known As: Bicarbonate

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About the Test

Major anion that buffers blood to physiologic pH of 7.4

Clinical Significance:

As part of an electrolyte panel to identify or monitor an electrolyte imbalance or acid-base (pH) imbalance.

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Target Levels (where applicable)

For adults: 22 - 28 mEq/L 

What is being checked

INCREASE IN: Metabolic alkalosis, Severe, prolonged vomiting and/or diarrhea, Lung diseases, including COPD, Cushing syndrome, Conn syndrome

DECREASE IN: Metabolic acidosis, Addison disease, Chronic diarrhea, Diabetic ketoacidosis.