Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
RESULT
Test Name : Sodium, Fluid Order Code : FLNA
Synonyms: Fluid Sodium; Body Fluid Sodium; Fluid NA; Body Fluid NA
Specimen Type: Drain, Pancreatic, Pericardial, Peritoneal, Ascites or Pleural fluid
Container Type: Sterile Container with no preservative
Required Volume: 0.5 mL
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 0.5 mL
Methodology: Ion-Specific Electrode (Chloride, Potassium, Sodium); Colorimetric (CO2)
Standard Run Times: 24 hours/7 days a week
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: 84302
LPCH EPIC Code: LAB197
SHC EPIC Code: LABFLNA
Causes For Rejection: Specimen collected in anything other than a plain, sterile container. Specimen types other than those listed. Specimens too viscous to be aspirated by instrument.
Department: Chemistry