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Test Code LYTES Electrolyte Panel

Performing Laboratory

Northwell Health Laboratories

Methodology

Profile Information:
Anion Gap Potassium 
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Sodium 
Chloride  

Reference Values

See individual test listings.

Test Classification and CPT Coding

80051

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Physician Office Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Plasma

Container/Tube:  Mint green-top (lithium heparin gel) tube(s)

Specimen:  1 mL of lithium heparin plasma

Transport Temperature:  Refrigerate

Collection Instructions:  Spin down and process promptly to avoid falsely high results. Avoid exposure of specimen to atmosphere. Do not open tube.

Note:  1. Indicate plasma on request form.

2. Label specimen appropriately (plasma).

 

Serum

Container/Tube:  Gold-top tube(s)

Specimen:  1 mL of serum

Transport Temperature:  Refrigerate

Collection Instructions:  Allow serum to clot for 45 minutes and spin down. If red blood cells remain above the gel layer, place serum in a plastic vial. Avoid exposure of specimen to atmosphere. Do not open tube.

Note:  1. Indicate serum on request form.

2. Label specimen appropriately (serum).