Electrolyte Panel, Whole Blood


Abbrev Code:LYTEWB   
Order Code:LAB7088Order Name:Electrolyte Whole Blood Panel
Methodology:Direct ion selective electrode
CPT Codes: 80051 x1
Test Includes:Anion gap, chloride, CO2, potassium, sodium
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.2 mL (tuberculin syringe)
Container:Dry heparin syringe
Alternate Containers: Capillary (lithium heparin) gas tube, Green (lithium heparin, gel), Green (lithium heparin) on ICE
Collection Instructions:Do not allow patient to clench/unclench hand. Must be delivered to the laboratory within 2 hours of collection. Plasma samples are acceptable if processed within 2 hours of collection.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Whole blood. Do not process. Do not store.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (UMMC-East Bank, Northland, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, UMMC West NICU, M Health Clinic and Surgery Center, UMMC West Satellite)


Interpretive

Critical Range:Whole Blood Testing Critical Values and Reference Ranges
Reference Range:Whole Blood Testing Critical Values and Reference Ranges


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