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Test Code LYTES Electrolyte Panel

Additional Codes

Sunrise Clinical Manager (SCM) Orderable:   Electrolyte Panel, Serum

AllScripts (AEHR) Orderable:  Electrolyte Panel, Serum

Performing Laboratory

Northwell Health Laboratories

Methodology

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

Reference Values

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Test Classification and CPT Coding

80051

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).

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Computer Interface Code

PDM #  5300510