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Potassium, WB

Centralized Core Laboratory : Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
KWB BGAS
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 Akron campus. If collected at an offsite location, specimen is stable only 1 hour. Call a STAT Courier.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8417
TAT:
30 minutes
Additional Info:
Reference range: 3.3-5.1 mEq/L
CPT Code:
84132
Capillary Tubes:
Whole Blood
Synonyms:
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