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Test Code:
E

Order Name:
Electrolytes (Na, K, CL, CO2)

 
Useful For:
Identifying a suspected imbalance in electrolytes or acid/base imbalance
 
Methodology:
See details from individual unit test
 
Test List In Profile:
Sodium
Potassium
Chloride
Bicarbonate
Anion gap 
 
 
 
Test Code:
E

Order Name:
Electrolytes (Na, K, CL, CO2)

 
Collection Specimen Or Container:
Blood/ Plain blood (Red top) 6 mL, 1 tube
 
Specimen Testing Type:
Serum, minimum volume 2 mL
 
Sub Mission Container:
Plastic vial
 
Rejection Criteria:
Hemolysis: See details from individual unit test
 
Specimen Stabillity:
See details from individual unit test
 
 
 
Test Code:
E

Order Name:
Electrolytes (Na, K, CL, CO2)

 
Method detail:
See details from individual unit test
 
Schedule:
Tested daily (24 Hours)
 
Turnaround Time:
Collected specimen to report within 1.5 hours (90 mins)
 
Performing Location:
Chemistry, Laboratory Department Tel. 13224
 
Specimen Retention Time:
5 days
 
 
 
Test Code:
E

Order Name:
Electrolytes (Na, K, CL, CO2)

 
 
Clinical Information:
The electrolyte panel is ordered to identify electrolyte, fluid, or pH imbalance. Electrolyte concentrations are evaluated to assist in investigating conditions that cause electrolyte imbalances such as dehydration, kidney disease, lung diseases, or heart conditions. Repeat testing of the electrolyte or its components may be used to monitor the patient’s response to treatment of any condition that may be causing the electrolyte, fluid or pH imbalance. Electrolyte and acid-base imbalances can often be indicative of many acute and chronic illnesses. For this reason, the electrolyte panel is often used in the hospital and emergency settings to evaluate patients.
 
Reference Value:
See details from individual unit test
 
Interpretation:
With an imbalance of a single electrolyte, such as sodium or potassium, repeat testing may be ordered of that particular electrolyte, can be used to monitor the imbalance until remedied. With an acid-base imbalance, blood gases may be ordered, which will measure the oxygen, carbon dioxide, and pH levels in the arterial blood. These tests assist in evaluating the acuteness of the imbalance and monitoring the response to treatment.
 
Clinical Reference:
See details from individual unit test