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*PHOSPHORUS, BLOOD

Mnemonic

PHOS

Synonym

Inorganic Phosphorus (Pi) - Phosphate (PO4)

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

Fasting (8-14 hours) is preferred, but not required.

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

View image for Supply Item Number - 101235 or 101192

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: 30 minutes). Preferably, separate serum or plasma from cells before transport.

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: Ambient (18-26°C): 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 2 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24 hours

Method

Colorimetry

Reference Values

Reference Values

Critical Values

Comments

Serum and plasma levels are highest in the late morning and lowest in the evening.

CPT Codes

84100

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:30 AM


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