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Test Code LYTES Electrolyte Panel, Serum

Additional Codes

Epic: LAB16

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Serum

Collection Container/Type

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Green top (Lithium Heparin)

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions: Centrifuge and separate cells after clot formation and within 4 hours of collection. 

Specimen Minimum Volume

1 mL

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: 24 hours

Refrigerated: 7 days

Frozen: 2 weeks

Reference Range

Sodium

0 – 1 week:

133 – 146 mEq/L

1 week – 150 years:

136 – 145 mEq/L

 

Potassium

0 – 1 month:

3.7 – 5.9 mEq/L

1 month – 1 year:

4.1 – 5.3 mEq/L

1 year – 12 years:

3.4 – 4.7 mEq/L

12 years – 150 years:

3.5 – 5.1 mEq/L

 

Chloride

0 – 30 days:

98 – 113 mEq/L

30 days – 150 years:

100 – 111 mEq/L

Rejection Due To

Unlabeled, mislabeled, wrong tube type, hemolyzed, QNS, exceeds specimen stability

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Daily

Report Available

Same day

Includes

Sodium

Potassium

Chloride

Carbon Dioxide (CO2)