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Test Code RTMETB Metabolic/Electrolyte

Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Container

Balanced heparinized syringe

UCMC Collection Instructions

Remove air. Remove needle from syringe. Cap tightly and mix well. No ice.

Availability

24/7

Turnaround Time

15 minutes

STAT Availability

Available

Test Methodology

Direct Measurement

CPT Code

80051Panel with Chloride Sodium Potassium

82330 Calcium

82947 Glucose

83605 Lactate

Reference Range

Glucose: 70 – 120 mg/dL 
Lactate:  0.6 – 2.2 mmol/L
Chloride: 95 – 105 mEq/L; 
Sodium: 135 –145 mEq/L
CA++:   1.15 – 1.35 mmol/L
K+    :     3.5 – 5.5 mEq/L

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Critical Results

Glucose: <40 mg/dL     or   > 500 mg/dL 
Lactate:  <0.4 mmol/L or   > 2.5 mmol/L
CL-    :   <60 mEq/L      or   >140 mEq/L; 
Na+   :   <120 mEq/L    or   > 160 mEq/L
CA++:    <1 mmol/L      or   >2 mmol/L
K+    :    <2.5 mEq/L     or   >5.9 mEq/L

STAT Turnaround Time

15 minutes

Fee Code

Adult:

24505 Panel with Chloride  Sodium Potassium

24042 Calcium

24043 Glucose

24044 Lactate

 

Pediatrics:

24431 Panel with Chloride Sodium Potassium

24449 Calcium

24450 Glucose

24451 Lactate