CPT Code: 80051|
Specimen Type: Blood
Tube Type/Collection Container: Red top (no anticoagulant) or Green top (lithium heparin) tube
Collection Volume: 2.0 mL (minimum 0.5 mL)
Cause for rejection: Hemolysis, lipemia,patient receiving bromide or iodine from drug therapy, not delivered on ice, not delivered to lab immediately.
Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Methodology: Ion selective electrode indirect/Enzymatic
Special Instructions: Place specimen on ice and deliver to lab immediately.
For Outpatients, test should only be drawn in outpatient locations within the Hospital on the Beeghly campus.
TAT: 1 hour
Panel Includes: Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Carbon Dioxide
Additional Info: Reference ranges available under individual tests
Transport specimens to processing area of the laboratory in an appropriate container. Additional information is available from Ingrid Hershey, Laboratory Administrative Director, at 330-543-8721.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Akron Children's Hospital
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308