This article discusses the laboratory test to measures the amount of carbon dioxide in the liquid part of your blood, called the serum. In the body, most of the CO2 is in the form of a substance called bicarbonate (HCO3-).
No special preparation is needed for Carbon Dioxide Total. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Carbon Dioxide Total. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|UNISEX||All age groups||23 - 29 mEq/L|