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Test Code LYTES Electrolytes

EPIC Code

LAB16

Methodology

Ion-Selective Electrode (ISE) Indirect

Performing Laboratory

Berkeley Medical Center

Jefferson Medical Center

Specimen Requirements

Collect: One gold top SST tube

Pediatric: One gold top microtainer

Stability: Centrifuge within 2 hours of collection

   Ambient: 8 hours

   Refrigerated:48 hours

   Frozen: 3 months

Alternate Specimen: Dark green top or red top.

Collection Remarks: Avoid excessive tourniquet time.

 

Test Includes: Na, K, CL, CO2, Anion gap

Reference Values

See individual analyte for reference ranges.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Sunday-Saturday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

80051