Carbon dioxide, partial pressure

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Carbon dioxide, partial pressure (PCO2), whole blood

Arterial: 32–48 mm Hg (4.26–6.38 kPa)

Heparinized syringe

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Specimen must be collected in heparinized syringe and immediately transported on ice to lab without exposure to air.

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