Bicarbonate (HCo3) Test in Mumbai

Bicarbonate (HCo3) Test in Mumbai

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The Bicarbonate (HCo3) Test indicates the levels of carbon dioxide in the human blood. It also helps the doctor in understanding the acid-base balance of the body. Bicarbonate is a form of waste carbon dioxide gas that is released in the blood during the digestion process when the food is buried for converting it into energy. The bicarbonate in the blood helps in keeping the body hydrated and maintains the acidic level. This test is an indication of a disease and underlying health problem related to lungs or kidneys

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Why is the Bicarbonate (HCo3) Test done?

The bicarbonate (HCo3), a form of carbon dioxide in the blood, is regulated in the body by the lungs and the kidneys. It is exhaled in the form of carbon dioxide from the lungs once it reaches the lungs through blood. Kidneys excrete the bicarbonate and then reabsorb it for maintaining a safe and appropriate acid or the pH balance of the body.

This test helps in the diagnosis of problems in the metabolic and respiratory systems of the body because of acid imbalances. The doctors generally ask for the Bicarbonate test to be done when an individual is having recurring vomiting or diarrhea, intense fatigue, or breathing issues.

What does the Bicarbonate (HCo3) Test measure?

The Bicarbonate (HCo3) Test measures the amount of carbon dioxide in the blood. Limited or excess quantities of bicarbonate in the blood may cause imbalances in the pH and the acid levels of the body and may result in the body suffering from diarrhea, vomiting, problems with the liver or kidneys, and anorexia.

The bicarbonate (HCo3) test helps in detecting any illness whether chronic or acute. It also helps in detecting an electrolyte imbalance in the blood. It also helps the doctors in understanding if the medicines are working for the treatment of any current imbalances in the body.

Risk/side effects of Bicarbonate (HCo3) Test

Understanding the risks or side effects of the Bicarbonate (HCo3) Test before searching for the “Bicarbonate (HCo3) Test near me” is always recommended. This test does not involve any particular side effects. But, few people experience discomfort when the vein is punctured by a small needle for drawing the blood for the test. This discomfort is only temporary and subsides in some time.


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Do I need to do special preparations before the test?

You do not need to do special preparations or fast for 10-12 hours before the test. However, it is recommended that you disclose your medical history and current medications to your doctor before the test.

How is the sample taken for the Bicarbonate (HCo3) test?

The sample blood for the bicarbonate (HCo3) test is drawn from a vein in the arm or hand.

I have been experiencing prolonged vomiting, breathing problems, confusion, and weakness for the last 3-4 days. Should I get the Bicarbonate (HCo3) test done?

Yes, you can get the Bicarbonate test done, however, we strongly advise you to visit a general physician before getting any test done.

Interpreting the Bicarbonate (HCo3) Test results

Interpreting the Bicarbonate (HCo3) Test results

Bicarbonate (Hco3) Test reveals the body’s ability to maintain an optimum acid-base level. If the bicarbonate levels in the body are in excess or inadequate, it would mean that the body is not able to maintain an optimum acid-base level. The reason could be the inability of the body to flush out the carbon dioxide from the body through the lungs or kidneys or it could mean that there is an electrolyte imbalance in the body.

The normal Bicarbonate (HCo3) levels in the body should be between 23 to 30 mEq/L in adults. mEq/L stands for milliequivalents per liter.

Levels more than 30 could be because of the following conditions:

  • Dehydration in the body because of vomiting and diarrhea
  • Anorexia
  • Lung diseases

Levels less than 23 could be because of:

  • Kidney diseases
  • Too much acid in the body
  • Lack of insulin in the body
  • Overdose of aspirin

Thus, if the results of the Bicarbonate (HCo3) Test are above or below the normal range, you should visit a doctor to understand the reasons and take treatment for the cause.

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Steps to book Bicarbonate (HCo3) Test for Home Collection in Mumbai

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Booking for the Bicarbonate (HCo3) test in Mumbai for Home collection is an easy process. All you have to do is visit the website, select the tests which you want to get done, select the time and the laboratory. On the day of the test, the phlebotomist will come to take your blood sample for the test and the results will be delivered to you online.

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