Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Carbon Dioxide

Synonyms
CO2

CMH Lab Section
Chemistry

Specimen Requirements
0.2 ml of blood in a mint green or red top w/ yellow ring gel tube

Availability
Stat, Urgent, Routine

Turn Around Time
Stat: 1 hr Routine: 2-4 hrs

Methodology
Vitros

Ranges
Age Dependent
0-30 days = 18-29 mmol/L
> 30 days = 20-30 mmol/L

Critical values
Less than 10 mmol/L
Greater than 40 mmol/L

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