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34392: Electrolyte Panel Print View
Sodium ISE  135 - 146  mmol/L 
Potassium ISE  view ref range  mmol/L 
Chloride ISE  98 - 110  mmol/L 
Carbon Dioxide S  20 - 31  mmol/L 

PRIMARY
1 Serum 2 (1) mL   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Frozen - 28 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

An electrolyte panel includes the measurement of sodium, potassium, chloride, and bicarbonate (since most of the carbon dioxide is in the form of bicarbonate). Acid base balance is closely associated with the balance of electrolytes because acid cannot be introduced without an anion such as chloride or in exchange for a cation (e.g. sodium). Electrolyte levels may increase or decrease due to a variety of causes. Renal bicarbonate retention in acidosis causes an increased reabsorption of sodium and chloride. Certain diuretics can cause alkalosis, blocking sodium absorption by the renal tubules. The "Anion Gap" is the difference between unmeasured anions and unmeasured cations in the body. Anion gap values may be increased due to retention of one or more anions, causing a decrease in bicarbonate or chloride or both. Such increases are found in diabetic, alcoholic, or starvation ketoacidosis Plasma Osmolality is contributed to by five major solutes: sodium, chloride, bicarbonate, urea, and glucose. Potassium is the major intracellular ion. Various conditions associated with low serum potassium levels include cirrhosis, Conn's syndrome, and digitalis toxicity, as well as gastrointestinal loss in vomiting, diarrhea, or renal tubular acidosis, among others.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
80051

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Reject Criteria: Gross hemolysis, Plasma

Transport Temperature: Room temperature






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