Lab Test : Chloride, Fluid

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Alternate:Chloride, Body Fluid
Includes:Chloride.
Department:Chemistry
Phone:(937) 641-3428
SQ Code:FCL
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Routine: 3 hours, STAT: 30 minutes
Specimen:Fluid
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.
Method:Indirect ISE
 

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