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Bicarbonate

Alternate Names
HCO3, UE, Bicarb, Bic
Ordering Information

Included in "Electrolyte, Urea and Creatinine" (UE) panel.

Laboratory
Biochemistry
Specimen
Blood
Container
Serum tube (gold top)
Minimum Adult Volume
2mL
Minimum Paediatric Volume
1mL
Frequency
As required
Reference Interval
HCO3 0-1 week 15-28 mmol/L
HCO3 1 week - 2 years 16-29 mmol/L
HCO3 2 - 10 years 17-30 mmol/L
HCO3 10-18 years 20-32 mmol/L
HCO3 >18 years 22-32 mmol/L