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Epic Code LAB2111045 Electrolytes, Whole Blood

Important Note

To be collected at Hospital Sites only. 

Specimen must be delivered to Respiratory or Hospital Laboratory within 15 minutes.

Test Name Alias

Critcare electrolytes | 1230100642 | CRITCARE LYTES | CRITCARE ELECTROLYTES [LAB1230304] 

Interface Order Alias

10292

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Collection Instructions

Specimen collection: Whole blood

 

Container: Preheparinized syringe**

Minimum volume: .5 mL

 

Container: 4 mL Green Lithium Heparin Tube

Minimum volume: 1.0 mL


Container: Preheparinized Capillary tube

Minimum volume: 140 uL

 

Collection Instructions:

  • **Capped heparinized syringe must be used if pseudo Hyperkalemia is suspected
  • After collection, gently invert tube 8 - 10 times
  • Capillary tube sealed on both ends with capillary caps and no bubbles in samples. 
  • If syringe is used, do not leave needle in syringe. Cap off syringe.
  • Hand deliver to Respiratory Satellite Lab immediately after collection (within 15 minutes)
    • Blodgett (BIRL) – 616-382-2122 - Tube Station 411
    • Helen DeVos Children's Hospital (HDVCH) 8 CH – 616-352-6027 - Tube Station 912
    • Butterworth (BW) 5 MHC – 616-352-5756 - Tube Station 881
    • Grand Rapids: Hand Deliver ALL Capillary specimens to HDVCH - 8th floor Respiratory Satellite Lab, Room 89203. Please call first 616-352-6027

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

Processed Specimen: Whole Blood

Centrifuge/Spin: No

Aliquot: No

Rejection Criteria

  • Insufficient Quantity,
  • Excessive bubbles,
  • Clotted Sample,
  • Needle on syringe (syringe must be capped)

Test Frequency

Available 24 hours, usual TAT 1 day.

Reference Range

 

Component Name Parameter Summary Numeric Range (N) Units
SODIUM LEVEL, WHOLE BLOOD (RESP) 0 up to 2 Years 132-144 mmol/L
SODIUM LEVEL, WHOLE BLOOD (RESP) 2 Years up to 18 Years 134-146 mmol/L
SODIUM LEVEL, WHOLE BLOOD (RESP) 18 Years up to unspecified 134-146 mmol/L
POTASSIUM LEVEL, WHOLE BLOOD (RESP) 0 up to 3 Days 4.0-6.5 mmol/L
POTASSIUM LEVEL, WHOLE BLOOD (RESP) 3 Days up to 3 Months 3.8-5.5 mmol/L
POTASSIUM LEVEL, WHOLE BLOOD (RESP) 3 Months up to unspecified 3.4-5.0 mmol/L
CHLORIDE, WHOLE BLOOD   98-112 mmol/L

Performing Department

Respiratory Care

Performing Department Laboratory Location

SHBL LABORATORY: BL RESPIRATORY
SHZH LABORATORY: ZH CHEMISTRY
SHBW LABORATORY HOSPITAL: BW RESPIRATORY

Methodology

Methodology not available at this time

CPT

HC ELECTROLYTE PANEL [80051 (CPT®)]

CDM Code

80101003

Epic Test ID

1230100642

LOINC

ANION GAP, WHOLE BLOOD: N/A
CHLORIDE, WHOLE BLOOD: 2069-3
POTASSIUM LEVEL, WHOLE BLOOD (RESP): 6298-4
SODIUM LEVEL, WHOLE BLOOD (RESP): 2947-0
TCO2, WHOLE BLOOD: N/A

Reviewed Date

6/30/2021