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Electrolyte Panel

Performing Laboratory

Charleston Area Medical Center, Inc.

Methodology

Profile Information: 
Carbon Dioxide Potassium
Chloride Sodium

 

Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Plasma
Draw blood in a green-top (lithium heparin) tube. Spin down and send 3 mL (pediatric: 2 mL) of lithium heparin plasma refrigerated. Avoid hemolysis.

Note: 1. Indicate plasma on request form.
2. Label specimen appropriately (plasma).

 

Serum
Draw blood in a serum gel tube(s). Spin down and send 3 mL (pediatric: 2 mL) of serum refrigerated. Avoid hemolysis.

Note: 1. Indicate serum on request form.

2. Label specimen appropriately (serum).

Reference Values

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Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

80051