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Test Code LYTE Electrolytes Panel

Additional Codes

Epic Code

LAB16

Performing Laboratory

Bronson Laboratory Services-Chemistry

Reference Values

ANION GAP

Calculation

See individual test listings for other reference values.

Methodology

Profile Information:
Anion Gap (Calculation) Potassium
Bicarbonate (CO2) Sodium
Chloride   

 

 

Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Preferred

Specimen Type: Serum
Container/Tube: Gold top serum gel-Plain, red-top tube is also acceptable.

Specimen Volume: 5 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

 

Collection Instructions:

1. Fill tube completely excluding any air bubbles.

2. Invert gently several times to mix blood.

3. Cause for rejection includes hemolysis.

 

Alternate

Specimen Type: Plasma
Container/Tube: Green top (heparin)

Specimen Volume: 5 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

 

Collection Instructions:

1. Fill tube completely excluding any air bubbles.

2. Invert gently several times to mix blood.

3. Cause for rejection includes hemolysis.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

80051