Electrolyte Panel

CPT: 80051
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Test Details

Test Includes

Carbon dioxide; chloride; potassium; sodium

Methodology

Ion-selective electrode (ISE); enzymatic

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Serum (preferred) or plasma

Volume

2 mL

Minimum Volume

0.8 mL

Container

Gel-barrier tube (send entire tube) preferred. Red-top tube or green-top (heparin) tube is acceptable if centrifuged within 45 minutes and the serum or plasma is removed and placed in a tightly-stoppered secondary tube.

Collection

Separate serum or plasma from cells within 45 minutes of collection; avoid hemolysis.

Storage Instructions

Room temperature

Stability Requirements

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

14 days

Refrigerated

14 days

Frozen

14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x3

Causes for Rejection

Hemolysis; improper labeling

LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
303754 Electrolyte Panel 24326-1 001198 Sodium, Serum mmol/L 2951-2
303754 Electrolyte Panel 24326-1 001180 Potassium, Serum mmol/L 2823-3
303754 Electrolyte Panel 24326-1 001206 Chloride, Serum mmol/L 2075-0
303754 Electrolyte Panel 24326-1 001578 Carbon Dioxide, Total mmol/L 2028-9

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