Potassium, ECMO
Label Mnemonic: KCE
Epic Lab Code: LAB7559
Downtime Form: A-1a Doctor/Provider Orders - Pathology Core and Specialty Care Nursery
Critical Care - Relocated to Core Laboratory
6240 RCP
Whole Blood
Collection Medium:
Heparinized syringe or Green top tube (Na Heparin)
Alternate Collection Media:
Light Green top tube (Lithium Heparin)
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
Can be ordered with blood gases (0.5 mL blood required); all needles must be removed from the syringe before delivery.
Ion Selective Electrode
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