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* NEONATAL EARLY NUTRITION PANEL

Mnemonic

NEO EARLY

Includes

Total Bilirubin, Calcium, Chloride, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Triglyceride

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or plasma, one 5.0 mL gold (SST), 7.0 mL red or 3.0 mL mint green (lithium heparin, PST) top tube; also acceptable: one plain or lithium heparin microtainer tube

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: SST - 30 minutes and red top tubes - 60 minutes). Centrifuge and separate from cells ASAP. AVOID EXPOSURE TO LIGHT.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL Serum/Plasma

Minimum Volume

0.25 mL Serum/Plasma (0.60 mL minimum whole blood draw)

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 3 days; Frozen (≤-20°C): 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

Within 24 hours

Method

Ion Selective Electrode, Colorimetry, Enzymatic

Reference Values

CPT Codes

84295, 84132, 82435, 82247, 82310, 83735, 84100, 84478

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 02:04:39 PM


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