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This is a gas composed on one carbon and two oxygen molecules. Very common byproduct of respiration in almost every animal.
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Elevated CO2 in CBC?

Not tested in CBC

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In CBC test lab uses venous blood and will count and measure cells in the blood like Red cells, White cells and Platelets. To test for CO2 you need arterial blood gases, plasma or serum and is usually for conditions like metabolic acidosis in which case will increase CO2 values. Also in cases of COPD and respiratory acidosis can have CO2 elevated.
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What is a CO2 angiogram?

Another contrast

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CO2 gas is used as the contrast agent rather than iodinated dye. It is usually reserved for people with allergic history to iodinated dye or poor renal function. This agent cannot be used in all blood vessels. It is a good agent when indicated but should only be used by a trained specialist familiar with the use of this material
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Is co2 blood level 33 high?

A little

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The usual values are less than 30, so this is a little high. There can be several causes of this that include respiratory problems and metabolic problems.
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Dr. Jack Rubin answered:

Is a CO2 level of 16 normal?

CO2 level of 16

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A serum CO2 level of 16 is abnormal. A full listing of the causes of a low serum CO2 is beyond the space limitations offered here. For a full list of the the conditions causing a low CO2 go to this link: http://www.clinchem.org/content/31/2/309.full.pdf
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Dr. Michael Engel answered:

Does anemia cause high venous co2?

Most likely no...

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although this is a complex issue where several factors contribute. CO2 generation is a function of aerobic metabolism and decarboxylation of TCA cycle intermediates. Significant anemia reduces O2 delivery to tissues and increases reliance on anaerobic metabolism --> tissue acidosis. A metabolic acidosis leads to respiratory compensation (which lowers blood CO2). Whole books written about this.
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What to do for high co2 levels in blood?

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Go to the ER. You will be treated with highly concentrated oxygen depending on how high the CO is.
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Dr. Jason A. Kline answered:

How to correct co2 with tpn if co2 is low?

Acetate anion.

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Acetate is usually added to TPN to increase CO2 (bicarbonate) provided there is normal liver function.
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Dr. Alan Mease answered:

Do babies have a lower co2 level in blood?

What is normal?

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I am assuming that you are referring to pCO2 levels ? These are usually done on capillary blood or arterial blood when a baby is having serious breathing problems. High pCO2 levels are very worrisome and a sign of serious respiratory problems. Because crying can lower the pCO2 level is can be lower in babies. Otherwise the normal values in kids are the same as adults.
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Dr. Barry Press answered:

Can there be scar from laser co2 treatment?

Yes

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CO2 laser treatment is a burn, but a controlled burn. In any burn injury, the final result depends on the depth of the burn. If the laser treatment is taken too deeply, there will be scarring. Even when successful and there is no scarring, most patients will have some change in skin pigmentation after CO2 laser treatment, and this may be permanent.
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What can you do if there is high co2 in blood?

CO2 in the blood

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This can have many causes, such as from COPD if it is chronic, in order to know what to do about the lab abnormality we need to know why it is abnormal. Sometimes an "abnormal" lab is simply a lab error. More information is needed to properly answer the question.
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