CO2 content

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CO
2
content
(also known as "Total CO
2
") is a blood test that usually appears on a "Chem 19" or an electrolyte panel. The value measures the total dissolved Carbon dioxide (CO
2
) in blood. It is determined by combining the Bicarbonate (HCO
3
) and the partial pressure of CO
2
multiplied by a factor which estimates the amount of pure CO
2
that is dissolved in its natural form (usually 0.03).

One given reference range is 24–32 mEq/L.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carbon Dioxide (CO
    2
    Content), Plasma"
    . Retrieved 2009-03-26.