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Test Name: CO2
Test Code: 2060
Other Names: Total Carbon Dioxide, Enzymatic Carbonate
Test Includes: CO2
Specimen Requirements: Serum (preferred) or Plasma
Container: N/A
Collection Instructions: Separate serum or plasma from cells within 45 minutes of collection. If green-top tube or lavender top tube is used, transfer separated plasma to a plastic transfer tube.
Stability: Separated Samples are stable at Room temperature for 8 hours, Refrigerated 2 days frozen 6 months
Rejection Criteria / Special Instructions: Moderate to to Gross hemolysis; excessive lipemia; improper labeling
Methodology: Bichromatic Rate