Calculated bicarbonate or total carbon dioxide?

  title={Calculated bicarbonate or total carbon dioxide?},
  author={Timothy D O'Leary and S R Langton},
  journal={Clinical chemistry},
  volume={35 8},
To test the relationship pK' = 6.103 + log[HCO3calc] - log[HCO3meas], we used a Corning 168 blood-gas analyzer to analyze 500 blood samples for pH and PCO2, from which we calculated a value for bicarbonate. We also analyzed 500 venous blood samples, collected simultaneously, for potentiometric total carbon dioxide with the Ektachem 700 analyzer. In a… CONTINUE READING