Name: Chloride, Whole Blood
Test Name: Chloride, Whole Blood
Health Link Test Code: HCWBCL
LIS Test Code: WBCL
CPT Code(s): 82435
Included In: Electrolytes, Whole Blood
Methodology: Ion Selective Electrode
Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.
Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: Less than 30 minutes.
Specimen: Arterial, venous, or capillary
Collection Container: Radiometer PICO® syringe
Also Acceptable: 2 full Radiometer capillary tubes, Green top
Radiometer "PICO"® syringes must be free of bubbles and clots. Two full Radiometer capillaries free of air bubbles and clots are needed for capillary blood. DO NOT place specimen on ice pack or ice slurry.
Collection Volume: 1.5 mL
Pediatric Collection Volume: 0.5 mL
Sample Analyzed: Whole Blood
Testing Volume: 1.5 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.5 mL
Transport specimen to UWHC Hospital Laboratory immediately.
Clotted specimens, iced specimens, or specimens past stability time when received by laboratory are not acceptable.
0 days and up: 97-106 mmol/L
Interpretation Type: Reference Interval