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Test Code LY ELECTROLYTES

Performing Laboratory

Porter Hospital Laboratory

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Blood
Container/Tube: Tiger top, serum gel
Also Acceptable: Green top (Lithium Heparin)
Specimen Volume: Full tube, submit 0.5 mL serum
Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.3 mL
Collection Instructions:
1. Send specimen in original tube.
2. If there is a delay in transport of >1 hour, centrifuge tube. 3. Unopened and Centrifuged samples are stable for:
• 8 hours at room temperature
• 2 days at 2 – 8ºC

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Days Performed

Daily; Available STAT

Test Classification and CPT Coding

80051

Normal Reference Values

See each component.

Critical Values

See each component.

Additional Information

Includes SODIUM & POTASSIUM & CHLORIDE & & CO2