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Test Code LYTES/LAB16 Electrolytes Panel

Performing Laboratory

Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center / Asante Three Rivers Medical Center

Specimen Requirements

Yellow (Gold) top tube (SST)  

Lithium Heparin Green top tube

Plain Red top tube

 

Outpatient clients MUST draw SST

Specimen Transport Temperature and Stability

Centrifuge and refrigerate within 2 hours of collection

Primary tube: Spun SST stable 24 hours at  2° to 8° C

Serum stable 48 hours if aliquoted and refrigerated at 2° to 8° C

Specimen Minimum Volume

1.0 mL

Reasons for Rejection

Hemolysis

Quantity not sufficient (QNS)

Lack of Two Patient Identifiers:

         1-Patient's First & Last name 

         2-Patient's Date of Birth

Day(s) Test Set Up

Routine – same day

ASAP – 2 hours after receipt of specimen in lab

STAT – 1 hour after receipt of specimen in lab

Additional Information

Monitoring of electrolyte status.  Diagnosis of respiratory and metabolic acid-base balance; evaluation of hydrational status in multiple disease states.  See individual tests.

Methodology

See individual tests

Performing Department

Chemistry

Test Classification and CPT Coding

80051  -  Electrolyte panel This panel must include the following:

Carbon dioxide(82374)   Chloride(82435)   Potassium(84132)   Sodium(84295) 

Billing Code

2050557