CHLORIDE, FLUID

Specimen Required
Centrifuge body fluid to remove cellular material and send 1.0 mL body fluid (0.2 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial. Acceptable fluids are CSF, Drain, Pancreatic, Pericardial, Perotoneal/Ascites, or Pleural fluid. Source must be provided.

Rejection Criteria
Specimens other than fluids listed above. Specimens too viscous to be aspirated by instrument. Specimens containing sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate as antiboagulants.

Methodology
Quantitative Ion-Selective Electrode

Stability
Room temperature: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 6 months

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time2-4 days
Test CodeCHLFL
CPT-4 Code (s)
82438
LOINC Codes
Chloride, Body Fluid:   2072-7  
Chloride Fluid Source:   31208-2  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory