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Test Compendium

9081: ELECTROLYTE PANEL

Test Code

  • 9081

Test Synonym

  • AMA PANEL

Volume

  • 2 mL

Minimum Volume

  • 1 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Serum

Container

  • Serum Separator Tube, Transfer Tube- Serum, Plain Red Top Tube

Storage

  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 1 day

Special Instructions

  • Serum (Sst Or Red Top)

Additional Information

  • If a Red Top Tube is drawn the Serum must be separated from cells within 2 hours of venipuncture. Send serum in a plastic transport tube.

Specimen Stability

  • Sodium, Potassium and Chloride - 14 days 15-25 °C , 14 days 2-8 °C, stable -20 °C CO2 - 7 days at 2-8 °C when separated from erythrocytes and stored tightly stoppered