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Test Code RTMETB Metabolic/Electrolyte

Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Container/Tube

Balanced heparinized syringe

Turnaround Time

15 minutes

UCMC Collection Instructions

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

STAT Turnaround Time

15 minutes

Critical Results

Glucose: <40 mg/dL     or 
 > 500 mg/dL 
Na+   :   <120 mEq/L   
or   > 160 mEq/L
K+    :    <2.8
mEq/L     or   >6.2 mEq/L

PCO2:  
<20 mmHg     or  
>70
mmHg

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

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

24/7

STAT DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

Available

CPT

80051Panel with Chloride Sodium Potassium

82330 Calcium

82947 Glucose

83605 Lactate

Method Name

Direct Measurement

Reference Values

Glucose: 00 – 99 mg/dL 
Lactate:  0.7 – 2.1 mmol/L
Chloride: 95 – 108 mEq/L; 
Sodium: 134 –149 mEq/L
CA++: 1.15 – 1.35 mmol/L
K+:  3.5 – 5.0 mEq/L

CO2:  23.-30 mmol/L