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Bicarbonate

Alternative Names:HCO3
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:BIC
Specimen Types:Serum
Container Types:
SST
Collection & Request Instructions:Retrospective testing within 12 hours
Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:Room Temperature
Additional Notes:

Reference Intervals (Adult 18 yrs +):

22 —32 mmol/L

Source:

RCPA/AACB Harmonised Reference Intervals from 13/7/2015.

Age Related Reference Intervals:

< 1 week                  15-28 mmol/L

1 wk - < 2 yrs         16-29 mmol/L

2 yrs - < 10 yrs      17-30 mmol/L

10 yrs - < 18 yrs    20-32 mmol/L