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Test Code LAB63 Electrolytes Profile, Plasma or Serum

Additional Codes

Test Name in EPIC EPIC Test Code Mnemonic
ELECTROLYTES LAB63 LYTES

 

Methodology

Profile Information:
Anion Gap (Calculation) Potassium
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Sodium
Chloride  

 

See individual test listings for methodology

Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Preferred:

Specimen Type: Plasma

Container/Tube: Light-green top (lithium heparin gel)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Hemolyzed specimen is not acceptable.

2. Separate plasma from cells within 2 hours of draw.

Additional Information:

1. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.

2. If plunger filters are used, immediate removal of plasma is indicated unless an air gap can be created between the device and specimen.

3. Label specimen appropriately (plasma).

 

Alternate:

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Serum gel

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Hemolyzed specimen is not acceptable.

2. Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of draw.

Additional Information:

1. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.

2. If plunger filters are used, immediate removal of serum is indicated unless an air gap can be created between the device and specimen.

3. Label specimen appropriately (serum).

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate 5 days/Ambient 8 hours OK/Frozen OK

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Reference Values

ANION GAP CALCULATION

3-15

See individual test listings for all other reference values.

Test Classification and CPT Coding

80051

Performing Laboratory

Chemistry-

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