Dec 21, 2016




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Chloride, Whole Blood

Chloride, Whole Blood (HCWBCL) Blood Gas Lab Test

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

Collection Instructions:

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

Stability Ambient:

1 hour

Stability Refridgerated:

Not acceptable

Stability Frozen:

Not acceptable

Sample Analyzed: Whole Blood

Testing Volume: 1.5 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.5 mL

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to UWHC Hospital Laboratory immediately. 

Unacceptable Criteria:

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