Potassium
Label Mnemonic: KC
Epic Lab Code: LAB666
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)
Alternate Collection Media:
Light Green top tube (Lithium Heparin)
Minimum:
0.5 mL in green top tube (Na Heparin)
Delivery Instructions:
Deliver to laboratory within 1 hour of collection.
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
10 minutes (upon receipt in laboratory)
Reference Range:
3.5 - 5.0 mEq/L 3.5 - 6.0 mEq/L (0-10 days) Critical Care Critical Value: Adults > 16 years <2.8 mEq/L and >6.2 mEq/L Peds (0-15 years) <3.0 mEq/L and >6.5 mEq/L Special Care Nurseries Critical Value: <3.0 mEq/L and >6.5 mEq/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:
84132