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CHLORIDE BLOOD (CL)

Department: Chemistry
Test Synonym(s): CL
CPT Codes: 82435
Methodology: Ion-Selective Electrode Diluted (Indirect)
Reference Range: Abbott 0-30 days: 98-113 mEq/L; 1 mo-150 yrs: 98-107 mEq/L
Tube Type: Light green PST (Lithium Heparin with gel) tube - 4.5 mL
Specimen: Plasma
Pediatric Requirements: 1 light green top microtainer
Volume: 1 mL plasma
Minimum Volume: 0.3 mL plasma
Temperature: Separate within one hour and store at ambient temperature until delivery
Stability: 20-25 C: 7 days; 2-8 C: 7 days; -20 C: > 1 year
Reasons for Rejection: Hemolysis, icteric specimens and lipemia; improper collection, QNS
Days Performed: Daily
Times Performed: Continuous
TAT: STAT: 1 hour; ROUTINE: 2 hours after receiving in lab
Special Instructions: Multiple Myeloma and lipid samples are known to give low results on diluted ISE systems due to high amounts of proteins/lipids present in sample

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