Electrolyte Panel, Serum/Plasma

ORDER CODE: EP1

ORDERING

SPECIMEN

PROCESSING

RESULTS

Test Code

SHC TEST CODE LPCH TEST CODE
LABEP1 LAB16

Specialty

General Chemistry

CPT Code

80051
Preferred Specimen Type
Plasma/Serum
Container Type
Mint-top gel tube (Lithium heparin) or SST Gold-top tube
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Volume

REQUESTED VOLUME MINIMUM VOLUME(PEDIATRIC)
1 mL whole blood 0.6 mL (1 full microtainer tube) whole blood

Specimen Stability

Special Handling
Specimens must be centrifuged within 2 hours of collection. After centrifugation, specimens are stable for 7 days at 2 to 8°C.

Department

Chemistry

Standard Run Time(s)

24 hours/7 days a week

Turnaround Time

ROUTINE STAT
24 hours 1 hour

Methodology

Ion-Specific Electrode (Chloride, Potassium, Sodium); Colorimetric (CO2)

Components

COMPONENT
Chloride
C02
Potassium
Sodium
Anion Gap

Test Code

SHC TEST CODE LPCH TEST CODE
LABEP1 LAB16

Specialty

General Chemistry

CPT Code

80051

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Preferred Specimen Type
Plasma/Serum
Container Type
Mint-top gel tube (Lithium heparin) or SST Gold-top tube
Container Image 1 Container Image 2

Volume

REQUESTED VOLUME MINIMUM VOLUME(PEDIATRIC)
1 mL whole blood 0.6 mL (1 full microtainer tube) whole blood

Specimen Stability

Special Handling
Specimens must be centrifuged within 2 hours of collection. After centrifugation, specimens are stable for 7 days at 2 to 8°C.

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Department

Chemistry

Standard Run Time(s)

24 hours/7 days a week

Turnaround Time

ROUTINE STAT
24 hours 1 hour

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Methodology

Ion-Specific Electrode (Chloride, Potassium, Sodium); Colorimetric (CO2)

Components

COMPONENT
Chloride
C02
Potassium
Sodium
Anion Gap

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