Lab Test : Potassium, Fluid

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Alternate:Fluid Potassium (K)
Phone:(937) 641-3428
SQ Code:FK
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Routine: 2 hours, STAT: 30 minutes
Volume:0.3 mL
Container:Sterile spinal fluid collection tube or sterile container
Temperature:Must be delivered to laboratory within 30 minutes after collection.
Rejection:In transport longer than 30 minutes, specimen too viscous for analysis, hemolyzed.
Normal:Dependent upon fluid type.
Uses:Evaluate the electrolyte composition of body fluids, acid-base balance of body fluids, electrolyte balance studies.
Limitations:Hemolyzed specimens will elevate potassium results.
Method:Indirect ISE

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