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Calcium, Ionized WB

Centralized Core Laboratory : Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
ICAWB BGAS
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Green top(Lithium Heparin), Heparinized syringe, 2 capillary tubes or microtainer(lithium heparin)no gel
Collection Volume:
0.5 mL(minimum 250 uL) or 4.0 mL Green Top Tube
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