ED Stat Panel
Green top (lithium heparin) vacutainer or heparinized syringe 600 uL
minimum 400 uL
Cause for rejection:
clotted, not sent on ice, air bubbles
Daily, 24 hours: STAT
Ion selective Electrode/ Calculations
Notify laboratory if patient's temperature is other than 37 C to correct results (temperature dependent). Place specimen on ice and deliver to laboratory immediately.
This test can only be drawn at a location with an on-site laboratory.
Reference ranges available under individual tests.
Venous Gases, Whole blood analytes to include: Ionized Calcium, Chloride, Glucose, Potassium, Sodium, Lactate