Failure of the serum CO2 determined by automation to estimate the plasma bicarbonate.

@article{Mohler1987FailureOT,
  title={Failure of the serum CO2 determined by automation to estimate the plasma bicarbonate.},
  author={J G Mohler and P A Mohler and R G Pallivathucal},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of clinical and laboratory investigation. Supplementum},
  year={1987},
  volume={188},
  pages={61-7}
}
In the daily care of pulmonary disease patients, we have often encountered large differences in the bicarbonate value calculated from blood gas determination pCO2 and pH, and the serum CO2 obtained from the Dupont Automatic Clinical Analyzer (ACA). Realizing that many clinicians utilize the automated measurement of serum CO2 ([CO2]s) in place of blood gas determinations, we felt it necessary to analyze paired sets of ACA [CO2]s and blood gas bicarbonate values ([HCO3-]p) for variations which… CONTINUE READING