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Lab Test Dictionary

Potassium


Synonyms

K

Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

RCHSD Chemistry


Epic ID

LAB114

Lab Test Days

As received

Standard TAT

3 hrs

Stat TAT

1 hr


Collection Information

Specimen Required

Minimum 1 ml blood

Container Type

Light Green (Lithium Heparin PST)

Collection Instructions

Avoid hemolysis when drawing (Gold or red top tube is also acceptable)


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Test Volume Required

0.3 ml plasma (or serum)

Minimum Test Volume

0.3 ml plasma (or serum)

Processing Instructions

Centrifuge & separate Hemolyzed specimens will be rejected If specimen is hemolyzed notify Med Tech


CPT Codes

84132


Revised

06-20-06

Initials

LGS