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Test Code SQ LYTES, EPIC LAB16 Electrolytes, Plasma

Methodology

Profile Information:
Test Code Published Name
SQ CO2, EPIC LAB55 Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Total
SQ CL, EPIC LAB59 Chloride
SQ K, EPIC LAB114 Potassium
SQ NA, EPIC LAB122 Sodium

Method Name:

#SQ CO2, EPIC LAB55: Enzymatic

#SQ CL, EPIC LAB59; #SQ K, EPIC LAB114, #SQ NA, EPIC LAB122: Ion-Selective Electrodes (ISE) Indirect

Performing Laboratory

Meriter Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Plasma
Container/Tube: Light-green top (lithium heparin gel)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Avoid hemolysis.

2. Keep tube capped as much as possible.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Reference Values

See individual test listings.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

80051