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Test Code BLOD0529 Electrolytes Panel

Useful For

Diagnosis and treatment of electrolyte and metabolic disorders such as cystic fibrosis and diabetic acidosis.

Methodology

Integrated Multisensor Technology (IMT), Indirect/Ion Selective/Diluted/Indirect Potentiometric

Profile Information

Test Code Test Name Methodology

Available

Separately

BLOD0571 Sodium (Na)

Integrated Multisensor Technology (IMT)/Ion Selective/Diluted/Indirect Potentiometric

Yes
BLOD0570 Potassium (K)

Integrated Multisensor Technology (IMT)/Ion Selective/Diluted/Indirect Potentiometric

Yes
BLOD0555 Chloride (Cl) Integrated Multisensor Technology (IMT), Indirect/Ion Selective/Diluted/Indirect Potentiometric Yes
BLOD0554 Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Enzymatic/Bichromatic End point Yes
N/A Anion Gap Calculation (Na+K) - (Cl+CO2) No

 

Performing Laboratory

Bozeman Health Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Plasma or serum
Container/Tube: Light-green top (lithium heparin gel), red top, or gold top
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Do not uncap tube once specimen is drawn.

2. Send specimen in original tube.

3. Avoid hemolysis.

4. Forward promptly.

Additional Information: Hemolyzed specimen may give incorrectly elevated potassium results. Intracellular potassium concentration is 30-fold to 50-fold greater than that of extracellular serum or plasma.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient/Refrigerated/Frozen

Specimen Stability

 

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma or Serum Ambient 8 hours
  Refrigerated 3 days
  Frozen 1 month

 

Reference Values

Component Normal Range Critical Values
Na 135-143 meq/L

<120 or >160 meq/L

K 3.6-5.2 meq/L

<3.0 or >6.5 meq/L

Cl 100-110 meq/L  
CO2 21-32 meq/L

<10 or >40 meq/L

Anion Gap with K 6-20 meq/L  

 

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

80051