Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
RESULT
Test Name : Electrolyte Panel, Serum/Plasma Order Code : EP1
Specimen Type: Plasma/Serum
Container Type: Mint-top gel tube (Lithium heparin) or SST Gold-top tube
Required Volume: 1 mL whole blood
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 0.6 mL (1 full microtainer tube) whole blood
Methodology: Ion-Specific Electrode (Chloride, Potassium, Sodium); Colorimetric (CO2)
Components: Chloride, C02, Potassium, Sodium, Anion Gap
Standard Run Times: 24 Hours per Day
Turnaround Time: 24 hours/next day
Special Handling: Specimens must be centrifuged within 2 hours of collection. After centrifugation, specimens are stable for 7 days at 2 to 8°C.
CPT Codes: 80051
LPCH EPIC Code: LAB16
SHC EPIC Code: LABEP1
Department: Chemistry