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Order Name BICARB
Test Number: 2001725
Revision Date 07/08/2020
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
Bicarbonate
Enzymatic 1963-8 
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred 1 mL (0.5) Plasma Lithium Heparin PST (Light Green Top) Refrigerated
Alternate 1 1 mL (0.5) Serum Clot Activator SST Refrigerated
Instructions Specimen Stability: Room temperature= 24hrs, Refrigerated= 7days.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Testing Schedule Daily 
Expected TAT 1-2 days  
Clinical Use Useful for the diagnosis and treatment of numerous disorders associated with the body acid-base balance. 
Notes July 8th, 2020 Bicarbonate reference range has been adjusted to better represent the patient population.
Please see below for updated reference range.
Patients >/= 18yrs updated to 20-31 mmol/L
CPT Code(s) 82374
Lab Section Chemistry