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Bicarbonate Test

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

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).

How to get tested

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

Perscription & Insurance

All our tests require a medical prescription recommended by any practicing doctor in the province of Quebec.

These prescriptions are necessary in order to proceed with either test and we urge that all medical requests originating from offices or clinics be duly identified.

All medical analysis requested by your doctor are reimbursed by a majority of private insurance companies!