Electrolyte Panel


Abbrev Code:BLYTE   
Order Code:LAB4169Order Name:Electrolyte Panel
Order Instructions:Order LYTEW for whole blood specimens.
Synonyms:Sodium; Potassium; Chloride; CO2; BLYTE
Methodology:See individual test listings
CPT Codes: 80051 x1, 80051 x1
Test Includes:Anion gap, chloride, CO2, potassium, sodium
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
Special Instructions:Medical necessity for this panel is supportable by a single ICD9 code.
Associated Links:

Panel Codes, Roche Go Live Schedule



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Collection Instructions:Chemistry Tests Containers Chart
Do not allow patient to clench/unclench hand.
Causes for Rejection:Specimen not separated from cells within 2 hours of collection (4 hours for Home Health specimens).


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Process within 2 hours (4 hours for Home Health specimens). Separate ASAP and store tightly stoppered. Centrifuge and aliquot 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Roche: 40 hours at room temperature; 7 days refrigerated.
Vista: Use CO2 stability: 7 days refrigerated. Separate from erythrocytes and store tightly stoppered. Analyze as soon as possible after collection.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (CSC Maple Grove, Roche-CSC Mpls, Roche-Grand Itasca, Roche-Lakes, Roche-Northland, Roche-Range, Roche-Ridges, Roche-Southdale, Roche-St. John's, Roche-UMMC East, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, Woodwinds)


Interpretive

Critical Range:Basic, Electrolyte and Renal Panels Critical Values and Reference Ranges
Reference Range:Basic, Electrolyte and Renal Panels Critical Values and Reference Ranges


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