CPT Code: 80053|
Specimen Type: Blood
Tube Type/Collection Container: Red top (no anticoagulant ) or Green top (lithium heparin) tube
Collection Volume: 2.0 mL (minimum 0.7 ml)
Cause for rejection: Hemolysis, not delivered on ice, net sent to lab immediately
Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Methodology: See individual tests
Special Instructions: Place specimen on ice and deliver to lab immediately.
TAT: 1 hour
Panel Includes: Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Carbon Dioxide, Urea Nitrogen, Glucose, Total Protein, AST, ALT, Alkaline Phosphatase, Calcium, Albumin, Creatinine, Total Bilirubin
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