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Test ID BLOD0529 Electrolyte panel

AKA

LYTES

Container Type

Serum (red) gel or lithium heparin (green) gel

Specimen type/Requirements

Serum or plasma

Specimen Volume

0.5 mL

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Stability

Sodium and Chloride 7 days refrigerated
Potassium 4 days refrigerated

Interfering Substances

Hemolysis→50 increased result
Icterus→60
Lipemia→1000

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Instructions

Panel Includes a sodium, potassium, chlorideand bicarbonate (CO2) level

Performed Test Frequency

Daily (Monday-Sunday)

Methodology

See each individual test

CPT

80051

Performing Lab

Chemistry Department Sanford Bismarck