This test is used to evaluate the total carbonate buffering system in the body, acid-base balance. High results may represent respiratory acidosis with CO2 retention, or metabolic alkalosis (eg, prolonged vomiting). Low value may indicate respiratory alkalosis as in hyperventilation or metabolic acidosis (eg, ketoacidosis).
Routine health checkup; Those experiencing symptoms associated with acidosis or alkalosis such as prolonged vomiting and/or diarrhea, weakness, fatigue and difficulty breathing.
No special preparation is needed prior to blood sample collection.
Estimated Turn Around For Results
2-10 Business Days
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.