|Alternate:||CO2; Total CO2|
|Includes:||Carbon dioxide, CO2.|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Turnaround:||Routine: 3 hours, STAT: 30 minutes|
|Container:||3 mL green top tube or green microtainer (sodium heparin)|
|Temperature:||Transport to laboratory within 30 minutes.|
|Rejection:||Greater than 1 hour in transport.|
|Normal:||0 years: 20-28 mmol/L|
12 years: 23-30 mmol/L
|Uses:||Evaluation of acid-base balance.|
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