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Test Code ED Chem ED Chemistry Panel

Clinical System Name

ED Chemistry Panel

Description

ED Chemistry Panel includes:

Electrolytes

Glucose

BUN

Creatinine

Calcium, total

Magnesium

Phosphorus

Bilirubin, Total

Albumin

Alk Phos

ALT (SGPT)

GGT

Lipase

 

 

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Gold SST, Lt. Green/Li Heparin Microtainer, Dark Green/Sodium Heparin, Red, Gold Microtainer

Preferred Vol:  1.0 mL

Minimum Vol:  0.5 mL

 

Notes: Method is affected by moderate to marked lipemia, hemolysis, line dilution or contamination.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:  Insufficient Quantity, hemolysis, age of specimen

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Storage location:  Core 5 Chemistry Refrigerator

 

Off-site collection: Specimen should be centrifuged within 1 hour of collection. Spin blood and transfer serum or plasma to plastic tube and refrigerate or freeze.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum or Plasma RT

≤ 24 h

Serum or Plasma 2-8 C

≤ 3 d

Serum or Plasma -20 C or -70 C

≤ 4 d

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
Y 24/7 1 h

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    

Department

Department:  Core Chemistry

Phone Number: 206-987-2617 (Client Services)

Reference Range

See Individual Tests for Reference Ranges

Methodology

Analytical Volume:  0.40 mL serum

Critical Values

See Individual Tests