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Methodology:Random access multiple analyzer which performs photometric and potentiometric and enzymatic rate assays.
Edit Date:7/21/2010
Components:Comprehensive Metabolic Panel / Bilirubin, Direct / Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) / Magnesium / Phosphorus / Uric Acid
Released:Same day
CPT Code:80053 / 82248 / 83615 / 83735 / 84100 / 84500
Specimen Collection Details
Collection:One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 4 mL green top tube (heparin) or 4 mL plasma separator tube (PST).
Handling:Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells and pour into plastic vial immediately. Refrigerate. Serum left in contact with cells for more than 3 hours may cause spurious results.
Standard Volume:2 mL serum or plasma.
Comments:Avoid drawing from arm receiving intravenous transfusion. Patient should avoid exercising forearm before collection, which can cause an increase in potassium levels.
Rejection Criteria:Gross hemolysis; freeze/thawing; serum on cells more than three hours.