Blood test at home | Medical Laboratory | Bicarbonate

Contact us at 514 975-5226 for a blood test at home for the purpose of evaluating your bicarbonate.

Test Bicarbonate
Description

The calculation of the total amount of CO2 in the blood. Enables verification of the breathing function. A role in the assessment of the acid-base balance (pH) in the body.

Testing moment

No fasting needed.

Low values causes
  • Hyperventilation
  • Respiratory lactic acidosis
  • Renal insufficiency
High values causes
  • Vomiting episodes
  • Diarrhea
  • Respiratory emphysema and breathing failure
  • Respiratory acidosis
  • Metabolic alkalosis
  • Potassium (K) electrolyte deficiency
  • Diuretics intake, such as furosemide
Notes

This blood test should be carried out from Monday to Friday and taken directly to the medical laboratory. The nurse will take the necessary precautions for this test.

Associated blood tests : the electrolytes : Chlorines (CL), sodium (Na) and potassium (K).

To make an appointment for a blood test at home in order to assess your bicarbonate, call 514 975-5226 .

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