Sodium, Body Fluid


Abbrev Code:FNAP   
Order Code:LAB197Order Name:Sodium Fluid
Synonyms:Electrolytes, Fluid; Sodium, Fluid
Methodology:Indirect potentiometric
CPT Codes: 84302 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
Special Instructions:Indicate type of specimen on the request form.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Body Fluid
Optimal Volume:1.25 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile
Causes for Rejection:Too viscous to sample


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Aliquot 1.25 mL, 0.6 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:1 day at room temperature; 7 days refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Range, UMMC-East Bank, Ridges, Southdale, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:No reference ranges have been established. This result should be interpreted in the context of the patient's clinical condition and compared to simultaneous measurement in the patient's blood.


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