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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Test
Bicarbonate
Sample
Blood
Sample container
Vacutainer / Gold / SST
Volume required
5 mL
Special requirements for specimen collection
Blood tube should be filled to capacity and samples should be separated  and analysed with minimum delay. For Blood Gas specimens see BLOOD GASES
Reference Ranges
23 - 30 mmol/L
Discipline
Biochemistry
Clinical notes
Component of blood buffer system, useful in renal disease and metabolic or respiratory acidosis or alkalosis.
Turn around time
Same day (working days)
Last modified: 02/08/2017