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Potassium, WB

Laboratory : Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
KWB MBG1
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:
Ion selective electrode direct
Special Instructions:
Deliver immediately to laboratory at room temperature. For Outpatients, test should only be drawn in outpatient locations within the Hospital on the Beeghly campus. If collected at an offsite location, specimen is stable only 1 hour. Call a STAT Courier.
Lab/Phone:
330-746-9623
TAT:
30 minutes
Additional Info:
Reference range: 3.3-5.1 mEq/L
CPT Code:
84132