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Test Code LAB16 ELECTROLYTE PANEL

Additional Codes

CPT Code: 80051

Methodology

Profile Information:
Anion Gap Potassium LAB114
Carbon Dioxide (CO2 ) LAB55 Sodium LAB122
Chloride LAB59  

This test is also included in Basic Metabolic Panel (LAB15) and Renal Function Panel (LAB19).

Performing Laboratory

Peninsula Regional Medical Center - Chemistry

Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Plasma
Draw blood in a green-top (lithium heparin) tube. (Hemolyzed specimen is not acceptable.) Spin down and send 2 mL of lithium heparin plasma.

Note: 1. Indicate plasma.

2. Label specimen appropriately (plasma).

 

Serum
Draw blood in a gold-top serum gel tube. (Hemolyzed specimen is not acceptable.) Spin down and send 2 mL of serum.

Note: 1. Indicate serum.

2. Label specimen appropriately (serum).

Reference Values

ANION GAP

5-15 mEq/L

See individual test listings for other reference values.

Additional Information

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