Calcium, Ionized - Outreach Clients


    
Order Instructions:See Special Instructions
Synonyms:Ionized Calcium
Methodology:Ion selective electrode
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
Special Instructions:Order ICAW (LAB3077 - Calcium, Ionized Whole Blood) for all outreach client patients.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Green (lithium heparin) on ICE (Green (sodium heparin, no gel) on ICE)
Collection Instructions:
 
  • Do not remove stopper.
  • Whole blood samples must be on ice within 30 minutes of collection, maintained anaerobically, and analyzed within 4 hours.
Causes for Rejection:Sample exposed to air during collection or transport, specimen not received on ice or assayed within 4 hours of collection.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:
Whole blood specimens must be on ice within 30 minutes of collection, maintained anaerobically, and analyzed within 4 hours.
Shipping Instructions:Ship unopened (anaerobically) on ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (UMMC-East Bank, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Northland - FNMC, Fairview Southdale - FSH, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, UMMC NICU)


Interpretive

Critical Range:

0-11 mo

Less than 3.5 mg/dL and greater than 7.0 mg/dL

1 y and older

Less than 3.0 mg/dL and greater than 7.0 mg/dL

 

 

Reference Range:

0-11 mo

5.1-6.3 mg/dL

1 y and older

4.4-5.2 mg/dL

 

 

Use:Suspected hypocalcemia or hypercalcemia. Monitor treatment for calcemic disorder.


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