Potassium, Body Fluid


Abbrev Code:FK   
Order Code:LAB193Order Name:Potassium Fluid
Synonyms:FKP; Electrolytes, Fluid; Potassium, Gastric
Methodology:Roche: Indirect ion selective electrode
Vista: Indirect potentiometric
CPT Codes: 84133 x1, 84133 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
Special Instructions:Indicate specimen type on 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 or hemolyzed.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Aliquot 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Roche: To be determined by M Health Fairview.
  Vista: 1 day at room temperature; 7 days refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Range, Roche-UMMC East, 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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