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Electrolyte panel

Lab Section: 

Chemistry

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB16

 

Synonyms: 

Lytes

Methodology: 

Enzymatic and Ion Selective Electrode

Schedule: 

Available on request.

Reported: 

1 hour for STAT orders; 4 hours for Routine orders

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 3.0 mL Primary Light Green; Dark Green and Gold Top tube accepted.
Pediatric volume: 0.3 mL (Plasma or Serum)
Collection time required

 

Notes: 

Includes Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, and Bicarbonate. Can add-on up to 24 hours after centrifugation. DO NOT add from a tube that has been sitting in a rack uncapped.

Tests in this Panel: 

Test Name

Reference Interval

CO2 [LRR892]

Age Limit

Sex

Normal Range

0 - 999 Years

Any

22

30 mmol/L

Chloride [LRR591]

Age Limit

Sex

Normal Range

0 - 999 Years

Any

96

106 mmol/L

Potassium [LRR894]

Age Limit

Sex

Normal Range

0 - 999 Years

Any

3.3

5.0 mmol/L

Sodium [LRR893]

Age Limit

Sex

Normal Range

0 - 999 Years

Any

135

145 mmol/L

Last Changed: 

10/12/2016 10:29:44

Last Reviewed: 

10/21/2016 13:17:00