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Electrolytes, Plasma / Serum

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? Yes
Test code LYTE
Test group Electrolytes
Performed by Parnassus, Mission Bay & Mt. Zion Chemistry
In House Availability Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Container type Light green top preferred, Gold top acceptable
Amount to Collect 1 mL blood
Sample type Plasma or serum
Preferred volume 0.5 mL plasma or serum
Min. Volume 0.25 mL plasma or serum
Units mmol/L
Normal range Click on links below for normal value information.




CO2, Total
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 7/31/2015 8:22:29 AM
Entry Number 336
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