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5311P: Potassium Plasma Print View
Potassium Plasma ISE  3.4 - 4.8  mmol/L 

PRIMARY
1 Plasma Sodium Heparin Grn 1 (0.5) mL   Frozen - 28 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  
2 Lithium Heparin 1 (0.5) mL   Frozen - 28 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

False elevations of potassium may be due to hemolysis or rupture of platelets during coagulation process. The use of plasma potassium levels should be limited to those patients with spuriously elevated or depressed potassium levels due to blood samples left at room temperature, in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia with very high WBC counts (false decline), and those with thrombocytosis (Increased Platelets) with counts in excess of one million (False Elevation).

Separate plasma from cells promptly

Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day

CPT Code
84132

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: Hemolysis; serum; any anticoagulants other than lithium or sodium heparin Transport Temperature: Room temperature






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