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Clinical Chemistry Laboratory

Potassium,Whole Blood

  • LIS Mnemonic: ILYTES

    Collect

    Heparinized Syringe (Lithium heparin)

    Volume Required

    0.5 mL

    Minimum Required

    0.3 mL

    Transport

    Send to lab immediately

    Unacceptable conditions

    Clotted specimen; transport > 30 minutes; air bubbles in syringe; quantity not sufficient.

Days Performed

24/7

Reported

10 Minutes

Reflex Testing

N/A

CPT

84132

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