|Alternate:||Fluid Sodium (Na)|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Turnaround:||Routine: 2 hours, STAT: 30 minutes|
|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.|
|Normal:||Dependent upon fluid type.|
|Uses:||Evaluate the electrolyte composition of body fluids, acid-base balance of body fluids, electrolyte balance studies.|
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