Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: November 21, 2019 @ 10:13 am

1027

Potassium, Serum or Plasma

Specimen:Collect:
  • One SST

Also Acceptable:
  • One Green Top (Li Heparin)
  • One Red Top
Submit:
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Serum . Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.

Also Acceptable:
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Plasma . Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
Special Handling:
  • Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature
  • Separate from cells ASAP
Rejection Criteria:
  • Hemolyzed specimens
Stability:Ambient: 8 Hour(s); Refrigerated: 1 Week(s); Frozen: 1 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Ion Selective Electrode (ISE)
Performed:Mon-Fri
Reported:1-3 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 84132
Interpretive Data:General Reference Range : 3.6-5.1 meq/L
Male Reference Ranges
  • 0 - 2 month(s) : 3.0-7.0 meq/L
  • 2 month(s) - 150 year(s) : 3.6-5.1 meq/L

Female Reference Ranges
  • 0 - 2 month(s) : 3.0-7.0 meq/L
  • 2 month(s) - 150 year(s) : 3.6-5.1 meq/L
Components:
  • 1027 - POTASSIUM
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