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Calcium

Centralized Core Laboratory : Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
CA ACHM1
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Green top (lithium heparin) tube
Collection Volume:
1.5 mL
Cause for Rejection:
Do not use anticoagulants such as citrate, oxalate or EDTA.
Storage:
Refrigerated
Availability:
Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Methodology:
Calcium ion selective electrode in conjunction with a sodium reference electrode
Special Instructions:
Freshly drawn plasma (lithium heparin ). It is recommended that plasma be physically separated from contact with the cells within two hours of the time of collection.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8417
TAT:
1 hour
Additional Info:
Reference range: 7.6-11.0 mg/dL
CPT Code:
82310