Test Overview
Test Methodology

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Test Usage

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Reference Range *

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* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

2 hours

Soft Order Code
LYTES
MiChart Code
Electrolyte Panel
Synonyms
  • Chemistry Profile, Electrolyte Panel
  • CHLORIDE
  • CO2
  • Electrolyte Survey
  • POTASSIUM
  • Profile, Eletrolytes
  • SODIUM
  • Electrolyte Panel
  • CHLOR
  • POT
  • SOD
  • DLYTE
  • Dialysate Electrolyte Panel
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Automation
STAT Availability

STAT requests for this test will be performed on a STAT basis (supervisory staff approval is not required).

Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in an SST tube. Centrifuge within 4 hours of collection, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate. If specimen cannot be centrifuged at client site, please arrange for delivery to MLabs within 3 hours of specimen collection.

Alternate Specimen
Red top or Green top (sodium or lithium heparin)tube.
Rejection Criteria
Grossly hemolyzed samples are unacceptable for analysis.
Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum
Additional Information

Includes: Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, CO2, Anion Gap. Each of these tests except the anion gap may be ordered individually.

Billing
CPT Code
80051
Fee Code
20545
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