Specimen Type: Blood|
Tube Type/Collection Container: 4.0 mL Green top (lithium heparin) vacutainer or heparinized syringe 600 uL
Collection Volume: minimum 400 uL
Cause for rejection: clotted, air bubbles
Storage: Room Temp
Availability: Daily, 24 hours: STAT
Methodology: Ion selective Electrode/ Calculations
Special Instructions: Notify laboratory if patient's temperature is other than 37 C to correct results (temperature dependent). Deliver immediately to laboratory at room temperature.
This test can only be drawn at a location with an on-site laboratory.
TAT: 30 minutes
Panel Includes: Venous Gases, Whole blood analytes to include: Ionized Calcium, Chloride, Glucose, Potassium, Sodium, Lactate
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