Carbon Dioxide, Serum or Plasma
0020004
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
CO2
Methodology
Quantitative Enzymatic
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Plasma separator tube or serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Allow serum tube to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transport 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Other body fluids. Specimens containing citrate as anticoagulant.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week (in a closed container); Frozen: 1 month (in a closed container)  
Reference Interval
By report (reports may vary based on instrumentation)  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
82374
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0020004Carbon Dioxide, Serum or Plasma
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Aliases
  • carbon dioxide blood test
  • CO2 blood concentration
  • CO2 blood levels
  • CO2 blood test