Carbon Dioxide (Co2)

Test Methodology:

Colorimetric 


Running Day:

Daily 


Turn Around Time:

Routine: Two (2) hours

STAT: One (1)hour 


Specimen Requirement:

3cc serum (red top or Serum- separating Tube) 


Patient Preparation:

None


Special Considerations:

Avoid hemolysis; tube should be completely filled by vacuum; do not open the tube until analysis 


Unit Conducting the Service:

Clinical Chemistry Services