Carbon dioxide; chloride; potassium; sodium
Within 1 day
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
Serum (preferred) or plasma
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.
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 45 minutes of collection; avoid hemolysis.
Hemolysis; improper labeling
Ion-selective electrode (ISE); enzymatic
|Order Code||Order Code Name||Order Loinc||Result Code||Result Code Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|303754||Electrolyte Panel||24326-1||001578||Carbon Dioxide, Total||mmol/L||2028-9|
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