Test Details

Mnemonic

KRBC

Ordering Code

3718600

CPT-4 Code(s)

84132

Specimen Information

Collect

Green sodium heparin
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Specimen Preparation

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

Whole blood: Lithium heparin
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Minimum Volume

1.5 mL
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Transport Temperature

Refrigerated
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Rejection Criteria

Hemolyzed or frozen specimens
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Stability

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