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ID:309 Bicarbonate
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DescriptionPart of extended U&E
IndicationAssessment of acid base status.
Additional InfoPlease note: this test should not be added on to any specimen (decapped samples may lose up to 6 mmol/L in 1 hour)
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

InterpretationDecreased in metabolic acidosis (e.g. DKA) and respiratory alkalosis (overbreathing). Raised in compensated respiratory acidosis and metabolic alkalosis.

Ref. Range (Male)22 - 29 (> 16 yrs)
Ref. Range (Female)22 - 29 (> 16 yrs)
Ref. Range (Paed) 19 - 28 (0 - 16 yrs)
Ref. Range Notes
Unitsmmol/L


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Turnround CommentNA
Originally edited by : . Last edited on 04/11/2015 11:26:14. Published By Sylvia Bennett on 04/11/2014 11:26:14.