Test Details

Mnemonic

CHLFL

Ordering Code

3600001

CPT-4 Code(s)

82438

Specimen Information

Collect

CSF
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Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge to remove cellular material and send 1.0 mL body fluid refrigerated in a screw capped plastic vial. Source must be provided.
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Alternate Specimen

Drain, pancreatic, pericardial, peritoneal/ascites or pleural fluid
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Minimum Volume

0.2 mL
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Transport Temperature

Refrigerated
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Rejection Criteria

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

Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 6 months
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Methodology

Quantitative Ion-Selective Electrode
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

ARUP Reference Laboratory
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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