CHLORIDE, BLOOD

Mnemonic

CL

Synonym

Chloride - CL

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

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

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens, specimens containing sodium fluoride or potassium oxalate as anticoagulants

Stability

Lithium heparin specimens (PST) are stable up to 7 days refrigerated on the primary spun gel tube. AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (20-25°C): 24 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (at or below -20°C); 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Ion Specific Electrode (ISE)

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

98-107 mmol/L

CPT Codes

82435

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:03 AM