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Test Code LAB16 Electrolytes - Blood

Department

CHEMISTRY

Primary Collection Container

Green PST (Lithium Heparin)

Alternate Collection Container

Green Microtainer PST

Transport

Plasma refrigerated

Preferred Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Processing

Centrifuge and refrigerate.

Separate from cells if testing is delayed more than 2 hours.

Deliver to chemistry ASAP.

Stability

Refrigerated: 24 hours.

Minimum Testing Volume

0.1 mL

Reference Range

Refer to individual tests for reference ranges.

Methodology

Refer to individual tests for methodologies

Performed

Sunday – Saturday

Reported

As completed

CPT Codes

80051

Unacceptable Conditions

Gross hemolysis.

Additional Information

Lytes includes the following tests:

Sodium

Potassium

Chloride

CO2