Name: Electrolytes, Whole Blood
Test Name: Electrolytes, Whole Blood
Health Link Test Code: HCWBLYTS
LIS Test Code: WBLYTS
CPT Code(s): 80051
Sodium, Whole Blood; Potassium, Whole Blood; Chloride, Whole Blood; and Total CO2, Whole Blood (carbon dioxide)
Methodology: Ion Selective Electrode
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.
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. Assure specimen receipt in the lab is within 15 minutes of collection.
Clotted specimens, iced specimens, or specimens past stability time are not acceptable.
|Sodium, WB||0 days and up: 137-144 mmol/L|
|Potassium, WB||0-29 days: 4.0-5.9 mmol/L|
|30 days-11 months: 4.0-5.3 mmol/L|
|12 months and up: 3.6-5.0 mmol/L|
|Chloride, WB||0 days and up: 97-106 mmol/L|
|CO2, WB||0 days and up: 22-32 mmol/L|
Interpretation Type: Reference Interval
Effective Date of Reference Range: Mon, 06 Jun 2016 07:00:00 CDT
Critical Calls: yes