CPT Code: 82374|
Specimen Type: Blood
Tube Type/Collection Container: Red top (no anticoagulant) or Green top (lithium heparin) tube
Collection Volume: 0.4 mL (minimum 0.2 mL)
Cause for rejection: Not delivered on ice, not delivered to lab immediately
Availability: Daily,24 hours; STAT
Methodology: Enzymatic with phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase and oxalate dehydrogenase
Special Instructions: Place specimen on ice and deliver to lab immediately.
TAT: 1 hour
Additional Info: Reference range: 17.0-27.0 mEq/L
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