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Calcium

Laboratory : Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
CA MACH1
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Green top (lithium heparin)tube
Collection Volume:
0.5mL
Cause for Rejection:
Do not use anticoagulants such as citrate, oxalate or EDTA.
Storage:
Refrigerated
Availability:
Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Methodology:
Calcium ion reaction with 5-nitro-5-methyl-BAPTA
Special Instructions:
The only acceptable anticoagulant is Li heparin. Plasma should be separated from blood cells as soon as possible.
Lab/Phone:
330-746-9623
TAT:
1 hour
Additional Info:
Reference range: 7.6-22.0 mg/d/L
CPT Code:
82310