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Electrolytes, serum or plasma

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? Yes
Test code LYTE
Test group Electrolytes
Performed by Parnassus & Mt. Zion Chemistry
In House Availability Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Container type Gold top or Light Green top
Amount to Collect 1 mL blood
Sample type Serum or plasma
Preferred volume 0.5 mL serum or plasma
Min. Volume 0.25 mL serum or plasma
Units mmol/L
Normal range
Sodium 134-143 mmol/L
Potassium 0-2 weeks 4.0-6.0 mmol/L
Potassium > 2 weeks 3.4-4.9 mmol/L
Chloride 98-107 mmol/L
Total CO2 23-32 mmol/L
Critical value
Sodium < 125 or > 155 mmol/L
Potassium < 3.0 or > 6.0 mmol/L
CO2, Total < 15 or > 40 mmol/L
Synonyms Sodium; Potassium; Chloride; CO2; Carbon dioxide; K; Na; CL; K+; Na+; Cl-
Turn around times STAT 1 hour, Routine 4 hours
Additional information Includes sodium, potassium, chloride and carbon dioxide, total.

Individual tests may be ordered separately.
CPT coding 80051
Last Updated 5/7/2012 4:02:13 PM
Entry Number 336
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