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Test Code ELE Electrolyte Panel

Performing Laboratory

Huntsville Hospital Laboratory/Madison Hospital Laboratory

Methodology

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

 

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lithium heparin (light green-top)

Acceptable: Serum Gel

 Draw blood, spin down and send 1 mL (pediatric:  0.5 mL) of plasma or serum.  Avoid hemolysis.

Specimen Stability Information

 

Specimen Type

Temperature

Time

Plasma,lithium heparin / Serum

RT, spun

24 hours
 

Refrigerated,  spun

24 hours

 

Reject Due To

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Reference Values

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Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

CPT Coding

80051

Secondary ID

HHA1549

LOINC Coding

Test Name LOINC Code
Electrolyte Panel 24326-1
Sodium 2951-2
Potassium 2823-3
Chloride 2075-0
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) 2028-9
Anion Gap Calculated 41276-7