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Bicarbonate Test Cost

Bicarbonates (HCO3) are one of the most important anions or negatively charged particles found in human tissues. Bicarbonate test helps in determining the levels of these anions.

Bicarbonates are secreted into the digestive tract from stomach lining. They are found in each body fluid as they play an important role in maintaining physiological and chemical balance within all body tissues. Bicarbonates prevent acidity of blood and other body fluids from increasing, thus maintaining a internal homeostasis. Bicarbonates also help in countering effects of lactic acid accumulation in muscles.

Bicarbonate Test Cost in Various Indian Cities
We have Bicarbonate Test price information in 83 cities.
CityAverage PriceStarting PricePrice Upto
AhmedabadRs. 453.00Rs. 300.00Rs. 800.00
AhmednagarRs. 146.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 250.00
AligarhRs. 132.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 200.00
AllahabadRs. 543.00Rs. 130.00Rs. 800.00
AmravatiRs. 171.00Rs. 150.00Rs. 200.00
AmritsarRs. 208.00Rs. 150.00Rs. 650.00
AurangabadRs. 385.00Rs. 150.00Rs. 850.00
BangaloreRs. 306.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 2000.00
BardhamanRs. 405.00Rs. 200.00Rs. 600.00
BareillyRs. 180.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 200.00
BharuchRs. 209.00Rs. 150.00Rs. 250.00
BhavnagarRs. 282.00Rs. 150.00Rs. 400.00
BhopalRs. 159.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 600.00
BhubaneswarRs. 378.00Rs. 120.00Rs. 1100.00
BikanerRs. 137.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 200.00
ChandigarhRs. 433.00Rs. 130.00Rs. 650.00
ChennaiRs. 156.00Rs. 75.00Rs. 610.00
CoimbatoreRs. 134.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 160.00
CuttackRs. 455.00Rs. 200.00Rs. 1200.00
DhanbadRs. 306.00Rs. 180.00Rs. 500.00
FaridabadRs. 211.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 500.00
GhaziabadRs. 390.00Rs. 200.00Rs. 750.00
GunturRs. 168.00Rs. 90.00Rs. 250.00
GurgaonRs. 488.00Rs. 120.00Rs. 1000.00
GuwahatiRs. 567.00Rs. 350.00Rs. 830.00
GwaliorRs. 172.00Rs. 150.00Rs. 200.00
HooghlyRs. 169.00Rs. 120.00Rs. 200.00
HowrahRs. 192.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 400.00
HyderabadRs. 287.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 700.00
IndoreRs. 245.00Rs. 120.00Rs. 600.00
JabalpurRs. 191.00Rs. 120.00Rs. 600.00
JaipurRs. 512.00Rs. 80.00Rs. 1000.00
JalgaonRs. 150.00Rs. 120.00Rs. 180.00
JamnagarRs. 300.00Rs. 200.00Rs. 400.00
JamshedpurRs. 305.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 550.00
JodhpurRs. 582.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 1500.00
JunagadhRs. 420.00Rs. 300.00Rs. 500.00
KanpurRs. 653.00Rs. 200.00Rs. 1080.00
KochiRs. 232.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 450.00
KolkataRs. 234.00Rs. 70.00Rs. 600.00
KotaRs. 490.00Rs. 200.00Rs. 700.00
KurnoolRs. 192.00Rs. 165.00Rs. 220.00
LucknowRs. 304.00Rs. 150.00Rs. 1000.00
LudhianaRs. 131.00Rs. 80.00Rs. 150.00
MaduraiRs. 167.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 400.00
MangaloreRs. 102.00Rs. 75.00Rs. 170.00
MeerutRs. 528.00Rs. 150.00Rs. 1200.00
MohaliRs. 677.00Rs. 450.00Rs. 900.00
MoradabadRs. 164.00Rs. 150.00Rs. 200.00
MumbaiRs. 386.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 1000.00
MuzaffarpurRs. 225.00Rs. 200.00Rs. 250.00
MysoreRs. 352.00Rs. 120.00Rs. 650.00
NagpurRs. 164.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 250.00
NandedRs. 174.00Rs. 150.00Rs. 200.00
NashikRs. 484.00Rs. 200.00Rs. 800.00
Navi MumbaiRs. 477.00Rs. 250.00Rs. 1000.00
NelloreRs. 194.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 500.00
DelhiRs. 528.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 10750.00
NoidaRs. 341.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 1200.00
PanjimRs. 412.00Rs. 250.00Rs. 750.00
PatnaRs. 328.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 550.00
PondicherryRs. 193.00Rs. 80.00Rs. 500.00
PuneRs. 262.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 950.00
RaipurRs. 367.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 600.00
SalemRs. 219.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 400.00
SecunderabadRs. 192.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 600.00
SiliguriRs. 230.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 500.00
SrikakulamRs. 710.00Rs. 350.00Rs. 1100.00
SrinagarRs. 207.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 600.00
SuratRs. 483.00Rs. 300.00Rs. 600.00
ThaneRs. 301.00Rs. 150.00Rs. 500.00
ThiruvananthapuramRs. 138.00Rs. 50.00Rs. 300.00
TiruchirappalliRs. 152.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 200.00
UdaipurRs. 394.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 700.00
VadodaraRs. 171.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 200.00
ValsadRs. 283.00Rs. 200.00Rs. 400.00
VelloreRs. 160.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 250.00
VijayawadaRs. 148.00Rs. 90.00Rs. 450.00
VisakhapatnamRs. 157.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 250.00
WarangalRs. 145.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 200.00

Kidneys, lungs, digestive tract, are involved in the metabolism of bicarbonates. Disorders pertaining to these organs can be detected by performing bicarbonate test. Bicarbonates produced in the body are metabolized by kidneys and lungs. Diarrhea, respiratory acidosis, renal failure, lactic acidosis, ketoacidosis, are some conditions when bicarbonate test may be required.

Bicarbonate test is performed at any pathology lab equipped with the required machinery and devices to conduct the test. Patients will be provided do's and dont's regarding the test well in advance. Patients may be asked to avoid consuming food and drinks for a few hours before the test; which is why early morning hours are preferred for these tests. Certain medication which patients may be taking on a regular basis, could be discontinued for a few days prior to the test. Sometimes, bicarbonate test may be done on an emergency basis in case of acute respiratory or renal distress.

Venous blood sample is required to perform this test. The sample is collected from a vein in the patient's arm. Blood sample is collected in a bottle pre-filled with anticoagulants and stored in a cool dry place. Patients may be asked to avoid consuming instant energy drinks or certain fruits before the test as this may alter results. Along with bicarbonate test, levels of arterial blood gas, serum electrolytes or any specific electrolyte, may also be measured. Patients experiencing renal disorder may have to undergo a renal profile test as well. Pulmonary function test could be advised to patients experiencing respiratory distress.

This test does not have any side effects, except minor bruising and pain experienced in the arm at the site from which blood was withdrawn. These complaints subside within a few hours of undergoing the test. Patients should immediately notify their doctor if they experience any discomfort during or after the test. It is advisable to undergo bicarbonate test only with a doctor's prescription and not otherwise.

Bicarbonate Test FAQs
Q: Why is bicarbonate test ordered?
A: To evaluate the level of bicarbonate, a buffer chemical, which maintains the blood pH from turning too basic or acidic.
Q: What is the reference range for bicarbonate test?
A: 23–30 mEq/L (23–30 mmol/L).
Q: What is bicarbonate?
A: It is one of the 3 constituents (including carbonic acid and carbon dioxide gas) of carbon dioxide present in the blood.
Q: What do low and high bicarbonate test results mean?
A: Low bicarbonate: respiratory alkalosis and metabolic acidosis. High bicarbonate: metabolic alkalosis and respiratory acidosis.
Q: Is it an individual test?
A: Never. It is usually ordered as a part of electrolyte panel or arterial blood gas (ABG) test.