What is Bicarbonate?
Bicarbonate is an electrolyte, a negatively charged ion that is used by the body to help maintain the body’s acid-base (pH) balance. It also works with other electrolytes like (sodium, potassium, and chloride) to maintain electrical neutrality at the cellular level.
When is the Bicarbonate test recommended?
It is recommended when there are:Signs and symptoms of electrolyte imbalance, including headaches, confusion, nausea, vomiting, loss of energy, fatigue, drowsiness, muscle weakness, spasms or cramps, seizures, and coma.
What does it measure?
The Bicarbonate test:Analyses the total amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the blood, which occurs mostly in the form of Bicarbonate (HCO3–).Analysing the Bicarbonate as part of an electrolyte or metabolic panel may help diagnose an electrolyte imbalance, acidosis, or alkalosis. Acidosis and alkalosis describe the abnormal conditions that result from an imbalance in the pH of the blood caused by an excess of acid or alkali (base).Bicarbonate is a chemical that acts as a buffer. It keeps the pH of the blood from becoming too acidic or too basic. Bicarbonate is not usually tested by itself. This test may be done on a blood sample taken from a vein as part of a panel of tests that look at other electrolytes.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 72 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Bicarbonate test in Mumbai?
The cost of the Bicarbonate test in Mumbai is Rs. 330.
How often should I get tested for the Bicarbonate test?
The Bicarbonate test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your conditions.
What are the normal values of the Bicarbonate test?
What is the type of sample required?
We require a blood sample for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a Bicarbonate test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Bicarbonate test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Bicarbonate test in Mumbai?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book a Bicarbonate test with Orange Health Labs in Mumbai?
Orange Health Labs is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Mumbai. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR-approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!