|Alternate:||Chloride, Body Fluid|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Turnaround:||Routine: 3 hours, STAT: 30 minutes|
|Volume:||0.5 mL Fluid.|
|Container:||Sterile body fluid container|
|Temperature:||Transport to lab within 15 minutes.|
|Rejection:||In transport more than 1 hour.|
|Normal:||Dependent upon fluid type.|
|Uses:||Evaluate the electrolyte composition of body fluids, maintain acid-base balance.|
|Limitations:||Bloody specimens, delay of more than 1 hour of getting specimen to laboratory. Test has limited usefulness due to nonspecificity.|
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