Calcium, Ionized (Or Free), ECMO
Label Mnemonic: ICAE
Epic Lab Code: LAB7560
Downtime Form: A-1a Critical Care/Special Care Nurseries Laboratory Requisition
Critical Care - Relocated to Core Laboratory
6240 RCP
356-3527
Specimen(s):
Serum, Plasma or Whole Blood
Collection Medium:
Heparinized syringe or Green top tube (Na Heparin)
Minimum:
0.5 mL in Lithium/Sodium Heparin syringe or, Full draw; any size Lithium/Sodium Heparin green top tube.
Delivery Instructions:
Deliver to laboratory immediately after collection.
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
10 minutes (upon receipt in laboratory)
Reference Range:
3.8-5.2 mg/dL for adults; Reference Range for neonatal: 1-5 Days: 4.2-5.9 mg/dL* *neonatal ref. Values for ionized calcium, .... Scand J Lab Invest, 1987, 47: 111-117. Critical Care Critical Value: <3.2 mg/dL and >5.9 mg/dL Special Care Nurseries Critical Value: <3.0 mg/dL and >6.5 mg/dL
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:
82330