Electrolyte Panel

CPT: 80051
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Test Includes

Carbon dioxide; chloride; potassium; sodium


Expected Turnaround Time

Within 1 day


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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


Test Details


Methodology

Ion-selective electrode (ISE); enzymatic


LOINC® Map

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

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