Potassium, Dialysate/Pump Prime
Label Mnemonic: KCO
Epic Lab Code: LAB665
Downtime Form: A-1a Critical Care/Special Care Nurseries Laboratory Requisition
Critical Care - Relocated to Core Laboratory
6240 RCP
356-3527
Specimen(s):
Dialysate/Pump Prime
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:
No established reference range (see Test Limitations).
Test Limitations:
This test is not approved by the FDA for this sample type. Performance characteristics and reference range have not been verified. Results should be interpreted in conjunction with clinical findings.
Methodology:
Ion Selective Electrode
CPT Code:
84132
 
See also:
Potassium, Whole Blood