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Calcium, Ionized WB

Centralized Core Laboratory : Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
ICAWB BGAS
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Heparinized syringe, Green top (lithium heparin) microtainer
Collection Volume:
0.5 mL microtainer or syringe; (2) 125 uL capillary tubes; If collected in a microtainer, it must be a separate tube with no gel separator
Cause for Rejection:
Clotted, air bubbles
Storage:
Room Temp
Availability:
Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Methodology:
Direct measurement using ion-selective electrode
Special Instructions:
Deliver immediately to laboratory at room temperature. Test should only be drawn in outpatient locations within the Hospital on the Akron campus. If drawn off-site, send specimen by courier STAT to Hospital lab.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8417
TAT:
30 minutes
Additional Info:
Reference range: Ca++ = 4.60-5.28 mg/dL; pH = 7.35-7.45
CPT Code:
82330
Capillary Tubes:
Whole Blood
Synonyms:
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