Item Value
Test name Carbon Dioxide, Total, Plasma / Serum
Available Stat? Yes
Turn around times STAT 1 hour, Routine 4 hours
In House Availability Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Performed by Parnassus, Mission Bay & Mt. Zion Chemistry
Normal range
0 - 15 years 16 – 30 mmol/L
≥ 16 years 22 – 32 mmol/L


1. Normal range for 0 to 15 year old children adapted from Beckman Coulter's "Pediatric Reference Range Guidelines for Synchron Systems" Bulletin 9345
2. Normal range for >18y adults was determined by testing 271 male and female healthy blood donors at UCSF. Adult range adapted for children 16-18 years
Container type Light green top preferred, Gold top acceptable
Amount to Collect 1 mL blood
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Sample type Plasma or serum

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667