CHLORIDE, BODY FLUID

Mnemonic

BFCL

Synonym

BF CL

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Body Fluid, one sterile container

Handling

Specify type of body fluid on container and requisition.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Hemolyzed specimens, specimens containing sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate as anticoagulants

Stability

Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 6 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Ion Specific Electrode (ISE)/Coulometry

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

Reference range is not established.

CPT Codes

82435

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