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Carbon Dioxide

Carbon Dioxide is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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General

Synonym/Acronym:
CO2 combining power, CO2, Tco2.

Common Use:
To assess the effect of total carbon dioxide levels on respiratory and metabolic acid-base balance.

Specimen:
Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube, plasma collected in a green-top (lithium or sodium heparin) tube; or whole blood collected in a green-top (lithium or sodium heparin) tube or heparinized syringe.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Colorimetry, enzyme assay, or Pco2 electrode)

Carbon DioxideConventional & SI Units
Plasma or serum (venous)
 Infant–2 yr13–29 mEq/L or mmol/L
 2 yr–older adult23–29 mEq/L or mmol/L
Whole blood (venous)
 Infant–2 yr18–28 mEq/L or mmol/L
 2 yr–older adult22–26 mEq/L or mmol/L

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Citation

Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Carbon Dioxide." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425022/all/Carbon_Dioxide.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Carbon Dioxide. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425022/all/Carbon_Dioxide. Accessed April 18, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Carbon Dioxide. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425022/all/Carbon_Dioxide
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Carbon Dioxide [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 18]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425022/all/Carbon_Dioxide.
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