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  • Potassium

    Test Name:Potassium  
    Epic Order Code:LAB114  
    CPT Code:84132  
    Specimen(s) Type:Plasma or Serum; 0.5 mL
    Acceptable Container(s):
    Testing Schedule:24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
    Turn Around Time:STAT: 1 hour  
     Routine: 2 hours  
    Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Collect specimens by standard phlebotomy procedures.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, centrifuge the specimen and remove plasma/serum from the red cells. Store and transport at 2-8° C. Specimen must be received in the lab within 24 hours.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport, excessive hemolysis.
    Reference Range:Plasma: 3.4 - 4.5 mmol/L
     Serum: 3.5 - 5.1 mmol/L
     Critical: < 2.5 or > 6.5 mmol/L
    Additional Information:Test included in Electrolyte Panel, BMP, CMP and Renal Panel