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Epic Code LAB54 Calcium Ionized, Blood Level

Important Note

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  • Do not expose to air.
  • Do not collect in microtainer.
  • Do not store on ice.

Please check which specimen type/collection is preferred for the location the specimen is being sent.

Test Name Alias

Calcium Ionized Blood Level | Free Calcium Blood Level | Ca Ionized | Ionized calcium | 8094

Interface Order Alias

10023

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Collection Instructions

Please check which specimen type/collection is preferred for the location the specimen is being sent.

 

Submit only one of the following specimens: (Inpatient, Outpatient or CRITCARE/Respiratory)

 

 

CRITCARE IONIZED CALCIUM [LAB1230302] to Respiratory

Specimen Type: Whole Blood

Container/Tube: Heparinized blood gas syringe or Capillary Gas Tube

Volume: 4.0 mL/Full Tube

Minimum Volume: 2.0 mL

Collection Instructions:

  • Do not collect in microtainer.
  • Do not centrifuge.
  • Do not expose to air.
  • Do not store on ice.
  • Whole blood must be run within 30 minutes of collection.
  • Capillary collect acceptable for capillary gas tube
  • Call Respiratory Satellite Lab and tube to Respiratory 
    • Butterworth (BW) 5 MHC – 616-352-5756 - Tube Station 881
    • Helen DeVos Children's Hospital (HDVCH) 8 CH – 616-352-6027 - Tube Station 912
    • All other Medical Center, Grand Rapids: Hand Deliver ALL Capillary specimens to HDVCH - 8th floor Respiratory Satellite Lab, Room 89203. Please call first 616-352-6027
    • Blodgett (BIRL) – 616-382-2122 - Tube Station 411
    • Or Hand Deliver to any Respiratory Satellite Lab
  • Specimen to remain ambient.
  • Specimen may be rejected if not processed within 30 minutes of collection.

 

Inpatient to Laboratory

Specimen Type: Whole Blood

Container/Tube: 4.0 mL Green Top (lithium heparin)

Volume: 4.0 mL/Full Tube

Minimum Volume: 2.0 mL

Collection Instructions:

  • Do not collect in microtainer.
  • Do not centrifuge.
  • Do not expose to air.
  • Do not store on ice.
  • Cannot be shared or combined with any other lab test.
  • Whole blood must be run within 30 minutes of collection.
  • Specimen to remain ambient
  • Specimen may be rejected if not processed within 30 minutes of collection


 

Outpatient to Laboratory

Specimen Type: Serum
Container/Tube: Gold top (Serum Separator-SST Gel)
Volume: 5 mL
Minimum volume: 2.0 mL SERUM

Pediatric volume: 2.0 mL SERUM

Capillary Collect Acceptable? No

Collection Instructions: 

  • The tube must be centrifuged within 2 hours after collection.
  • Do not collect in microtainer.
  • Do not expose to air.
  • Do not freeze.
  • Cannot be shared or combined with any other lab test.
  • Specimen to be refrigerated after centrifuged. 

 

Specimen Stability

Whole blood Green Top

Ambient: 30 Minutes

 

Gold top (Serum Separator-SSTGel)

Ambient: 8 hours

Refrigerated: 48 hours

Laboratory Retention: 72 hours

Test Frequency

Available 24 hours, usual TAT 1 day.

Reference Range

1.12 – 1.40 mmol/L

 

Laboratory Critical Values Table (Link)

Performing Department

Multiple departments: Chemistry or Respiratory Care

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 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

Electrochemical Ion Selective Biosensor

CPT

82330-LAB-IONIZED CALCIUM

CDM Code

4398094

Epic Test ID

1230100428

LOINC

CALCIUM IONIZED (RESP): 47596-2
CALCIUM LEVEL IONIZED: 47596-2

Mayo Access Code

SHO386

Reviewed Date

3/23/2022