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Epic Code LAB16 Electrolyte Panel

Test Name Alias

Electrolytes | Lytes | 8134

Interface Order Alias

10038

Panel Information

Link: AMA approved panel. Panel includes:

Bicarbonate (HCO3)

Calculated Anion Gap
Chloride (Cl) Potassium (K)
Sodium (Na)  

 

Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Blood

 

Container(s): 4.5 mL Mint Green Top (Lithium Heparin Gel) or 5.0 mL Gold Top (Serum Separator-SST Gel)

Preferred Volume to Collect: 4.5 mL

Minimum Volume to Collect: 1.0 mL

Neonate Volume to Collect: 0.5 mL

Capillary collect ok? Yes

Microtainer acceptable: Yes

 

Collection Instructions:

  • Avoid Hemolysis.
  • Use sample free of gross lipemia.
  • Prolonged exposure to air will falsely decrease bicarbonate results
  • After collection, gently invert tube 8-10 times.
  • Specimen should be processed within 2 hours – See Processing Instructions.

Processing Instructions (Laboratory, Outpatient or Off-site collection)

Processed Specimen: Plasma or Serum

Centrifuge/Spin: Yes

Aliquot: Yes

 

Processing Instructions:

  • Plasma is preferred specimen type
  • Green Tube/Plasma: Centrifuge after collection.
  • Gold Tube/Serum: Allow blood to clot for 30 minutes in a vertical position and centrifuge within 2 hours.
  • Minimum plasma/serum: 0.5 mL
  • Prolonged exposure to air will falsely decrease bicarbonate results

Transport Temperature: Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 12 hours

Refrigerate: 72 hours

Frozen: aliquot plasma/serum for longer storage

Laboratory Retention: 72 hours

Test Frequency

Available 24 hours, usual TAT 1 day.

Reference Range

SODIUM

0 up to 3 Years: 132-144 mmol/L

3 Years up to 18 Years: 134-146 mmol/L

18 Years and up: 134-146 mmol/L

 

POTASSIUM

0 up to 3 Days: 4.5-6.5 mmol/L

3 Days up to 90 Days: 3.8-5.5 mmol/L

90 Days and up: 3.4-5.0 mmol/L

 

CHLORIDE

98-112 mmol/L

 

HCO3

0 up to 3 Years: 20-26 mmol/L

3 Years and up: 21-29 mmol/L

 

ANION GAP

9-18 mmol/L

 

Performing Department

CHEMISTRY

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Big Rapids Laboratory, Big Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Blodgett Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Gerber Laboratory, Fremont, MI
Spectrum Health Kelsey Laboratory, Lakeview, MI
Spectrum Health Ludington Laboratory, Ludington, MI
Spectrum Health Pennock Laboratory, Hastings, MI
Spectrum Health Reed City Laboratory, Reed City, MI
Spectrum Health United Laboratory, Greenville, MI
Spectrum Health Zeeland Laboratory, Zeeland, MI

Methodology

See individual analytes for methodology (see related tests below).

CPT

80051-LAB-ELECTROLYTE PANEL

CDM Code

4058134

Epic Test ID

1230100641

LOINC

Sodium Lvl: 2951-2

Potassium Lvl: 2823-3

Chloride: 2075-0

HCO3: 1962-0

Anion Gap: 33037-3

Beaker LOINC

ANION GAP: 33037-3
BICARBONATE LEVEL: 1962-0
CHLORIDE: 2075-0
HEMOLYSIS INDEX: N/A
LIPEMIA INDEX, SERUM: N/A
POTASSIUM LEVEL: 2823-3
SODIUM LEVEL: 2951-2

Reviewed Date

3/5/2020

Beaker Names

Beaker Procedure Name: ELECTROLYTE PANEL
Beaker Display Name: Electrolyte Panel
BEAKER TEST NAME: ELECTROLYTES
BEAKER TEST REPORT NAME: Electrolytes

Beaker Synonyms

No synonym on file

Beaker Location, Container and Temperature

BW CHEMISTRY: GREEN LI HEPARIN PST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
BW CHEMISTRY: GOLD TOP SST TUBE R (Acceptable)-Refrigerated
BL CHEMISTRY: GREEN LI HEPARIN PST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
BL CHEMISTRY: GOLD TOP SST TUBE R (Acceptable)-Refrigerated
BR CHEMISTRY: GREEN LI HEPARIN PST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
BR CHEMISTRY: GOLD TOP SST TUBE R (Acceptable)-Refrigerated
GM CHEMISTRY: GREEN LI HEPARIN PST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
GM CHEMISTRY: GOLD TOP SST TUBE R (Acceptable)-Refrigerated
KL CHEMISTRY: GREEN LI HEPARIN PST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
KL CHEMISTRY: GOLD TOP SST TUBE R (Acceptable)-Refrigerated
LH CHEMISTRY: GREEN LI HEPARIN PST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
LH CHEMISTRY: GOLD TOP SST TUBE R (Acceptable)-Refrigerated
PH CHEMISTRY: GREEN LI HEPARIN PST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
PH CHEMISTRY: GOLD TOP SST TUBE R (Acceptable)-Refrigerated
RC CHEMISTRY: GREEN LI HEPARIN PST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
RC CHEMISTRY: GOLD TOP SST TUBE R (Acceptable)-Refrigerated
UN CHEMISTRY: GREEN LI HEPARIN PST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
UN CHEMISTRY: GOLD TOP SST TUBE R (Acceptable)-Refrigerated
ZH CHEMISTRY: GREEN LI HEPARIN PST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
ZH CHEMISTRY: GOLD TOP SST TUBE R (Acceptable)-Refrigerated