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Electrolye Panel

Laboratory : Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
LYTES MACH1
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Green top (lithium heparin) tube
Collection Volume:
1.5mL
Cause for Rejection:
Hemolysis or incorrect anticoagulant tube. Plasma, free from hemolysis. The only acceptable anticoagulant is lithium heparin.
Storage:
Refrigerated
Availability:
Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Methodology:
Ion selective electrode indirect/Enzymatic
Special Instructions:
It is recommended that plasma be physically separated from contact with the cells within two hours from the time of collection. If heparinized plasma is used, ensure that the collection tubes are filled with the correct volume of blood.
Lab/Phone:
330-746-9623
TAT:
1 hour
Additional Info:
Reference ranges available under individual tests
CPT Code:
80051
Panel Includes:
Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Carbon Dioxide