Test Details

Mnemonic

KRBC

Ordering Code

3718600

CPT-4 Code(s)

84132

Specimen Information

Collect

Green sodium heparin

Specimen Preparation

Send 4.0 mL whole blood in a screw capped plastic vial or in original collection tube.

Alternate Specimen

Whole blood: Lithium heparin

Minimum Volume

1.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Hemolyzed or frozen specimens

Stability

Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable

Methodology

Ion Selective Electrode
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Reference Range

90 - 111 mmol/L
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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