Sodium
Label Mnemonic: NAC
Epic Lab Code: LAB900
Downtime Form: A-1a Critical Care/Special Care Nurseries Laboratory Requisition
Critical Care - Relocated to Core Laboratory
6240 RCP
356-3527
Specimen(s):
Whole Blood
Collection Medium:
Heparinized syringe or Green top tube (Na Heparin)
Minimum:
0.5 mL in Lithium/Sodium Heparin syringes
Turn Around Time:
10 minutes (upon receipt in laboratory)
Reference Range:
135-145 mEq/L Critical Care Critical Values Adults: <120mEq/L and >160mEq/L Special Care Nurseries Critical Values: <130mEq/L and >155mEq/L
Comments:
Can be ordered with blood gases (0.5 mL blood required); all needles must be removed from the syringe before delivery.
Methodology:
Ion Selective Electrode
CPT Code:
84295