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Test Compendium

5108: POTASSIUM, RBCS

Test Code

  • 5108

Test Synonym

  • K+, POTASSIUM RBC

Minimum Volume

  • 0.75 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Red Blood Cells

Container

  • Light Green (lithium Heparin)

Storage

  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 3 days

Special Instructions

  • 2 mL Light Green (Lithium Heparin) Rejection criteria: Rcvd Room Temp, light blue, gray, yellow top tubes

Additional Information

  • Submit in container with a non-Potassium based preservative/anticoagulant. Tubes containing Potassium based preserv/anticoag are not acceptable. Centrifuge and separate RBCs into an acid washed plastic screw capped vial within 2 hours of collection.

Specimen Stability

  • Room Temp: Not Stable, Refrigerated: 30 days, Frozen: 30 days