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Test Code LAB16 Electrolyte Panel

Additional Codes

45526

Reporting Title

Electrolytes

Methodology

Profile Information:
Unit Codes Published Name Available Separately
     
LAB55 Bicarbonate (HCO3)/Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Yes
LAB59 Chloride Yes
 LAB114 Potassium Yes
 LAB122 Sodium Yes

Note:  Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)/American Medical Association (AMA)-approved panel for 2004.

 

Roche Diagnostics  RMH, GMC, DH, DMH, GCMH

Siemens Diagnotics MGH, GMH, HMH, OBL

Performing Laboratory

OhioHealth Laboratory Services- RMH, GMC, DH, DMH, MGH, GMH, HMH, OMH, MH, SH, GCMH Core Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Collection Instructions:

1. Serum and Plasma gel tubes should be centrifuged within 2 hours of collection.

2. Red-top tubes should be centrifuged and aliquoted within 2 hours of collection.

 

Pediatrics

Draw a full, green-top (heparin) Capiject® tube. (Hemolyzed specimen is not acceptable.) Spin down and send heparinized plasma refrigerated if transport is required.

Note:  1. Indicate plasma on request form.

2. Label specimen appropriately (plasma).

 

Adults

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Preferred:

Serum

Draw blood in a gold-top serum gel tube(s). (Hemolyzed specimen is not acceptable.) Spin down and send 1 mL of serum refrigerated.

Note: 

1.A speckled-top serum gel tube (s) or a plain, red-top tube(s) is also acceptable.

2. Indicate serum on request form.

3. Label specimen appropriately (serum).

 

Alternate: Preferred for Siemens Users

Plasma

Draw blood in a mint green-top (heparin) gel tube(s). (Hemolyzed specimen is not acceptable.) Spin down and send 1 mL of heparinized plasma refrigerated.

Note:  1. Indicate plasma on request form.

2. Label specimen appropriately (plasma).

 

Sample Stability Information:

Sodium and Potassium stable 14 days at room temperature; 14 days refrigerated

Chloride stable 7 days room temperature; 14 days refrigerated

Stable Frozen

 

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate/Ambient OK/Frozen NO

Reference Values

See individual test listings.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday; Continuously

Test Classification and CPT Coding

80051