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  Ionized Calcium Specimen Type:
  also known as Calcium, Ionized

Blood


CHEMISTRY

Specimen requirements: 3 mL Heparin Tube
Reference ranges:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
N/A 1.13 1.32 mmol/L N/A
N/A 4.5 5.3 mg/dL N/A
Critical values:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
N/A <0.80 >1.50 mmol/L N/A
Unit of measure: mmol/L
Ideal sample: 3 mL
Absolute minimum amount: 1 mL
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: Transport to laboratory immediately on ice.
Label instructions: N/A
Request test on form: MULTI LABS [Chem/Hem/UA/Tox/BB/Rheum] ( 151-104 )
Order/entry screen(s): Chemistry - Blood
Stat frequency: Daily
Stat turn around time: 1 hour
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 1-2 hours
For Hillcrest deliver to: SCRAP : Specimen Central Receiving and
  Processing, room 2-117
For Thornton deliver to: Chemistry : Processing Desk, 1st floor, Hospital,
  room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: Ion Selective Electrode
Special Instructions: N/A
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Quantitative
CyberLAB abbreviation: IO CA
CyberLAB code: 2116
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A