Carbon Dioxide Test

The carbon dioxide test measures the CO2 blood level.

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Carbon Dioxide Test FAQ

What is tested in a carbon dioxide (CO2) blood test?

The CO2 blood test measures the carbon dioxide blood level.

Why is a CO2 lab test important?

Carbon dioxide reflects bicarbonate levels and can identify acid-base and metabolic abnormalities.

What type of specimen will I submit?

This Carbon Dioxide Test is a blood test.

Do I need to fast to take this test?

Fasting is not necessary.

How long does it take to get test results?

It typically takes 4 business days or less.

Accesa Labs does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All users should consult with a medical provider for specific health concerns.

Last updated on August 28, 2018

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CO2 Blood Test - More Information

The carbon dioxide blood test, also known as a CO2 lab test and a carbon dioxide level test, measures the CO2 blood level.

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is produced in large quantities by the human body as a product of cellular respiration. With every respiration, carbon dioxide removed from the body. In the blood, carbon dioxide exists in the bicarbonate (HCO3) form. In this form, carbon dioxide plays a role as a buffer that helps stabilize the acid/base balance in the body. Additionally, high carbon dioxide levels in the blood are a signal to the respiratory centers in the brain that help regulate the pace of respiration. The target CO2 pressure in the blood is thought to be 40 mm of Hg. The carbon dioxide blood test is part of the basic metabolic panel test and the comprehensive metabolic panel test

To get a CO2 blood test near you, just order online and get your blood drawn at the Quest Diagnostics lab. Once your CO2 lab test report is ready, it will be available for download. As can be seen on the sample CO2 lab results above, the carbon dioxide blood level is reported as a number which can be compared against the reference range provided by the lab.

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