- For the quantitative determination of carbon dioxide in human serum and plasma. For IN VITRO diagnostic use.
- One part stable liquid reagent, 5X concentrate.
- Serum and plasma are acceptable sample types. Flexible sample types to meet different laboratory needs.
- Applicable to multiple chemistry platforms. Accommodates most testing requirements regardless of laboratory size or workload.
Elevated blood CO2 is almost synonymous with respiratory acidosis. The latter is restricted to clinical conditions with a primary increase in carbon dioxide in the inspired air or increased metabolic production of carbon dioxide.
Decreased blood CO2 is almost synonymous with respiratory alkalosis. The latter is restricted to clinical conditions with a primary decrease in carbon dioxide which can result from increased pulmonary ventilation due to mechanical ventilation or stimulation of the respiratory center.