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  Ionized Calcium, Whole Blood Specimen Type:
  also known as Ionized Calcuim, Blood Gas

Blood


Ionized Calcium, Whole Blood is a member of the following panels :
Blood Gas Chem Panel

BLOOD GAS

Specimen requirements: 5 mL Heparinized Plastic Syringe
  or: 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 <0.90 >1.40 mmol/L N/A
Unit of measure: mmol/L
Ideal sample: 5 mL Whole Blood
Absolute minimum amount: 1 mL Whole Blood
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: Transport to laboratory immediately on ice.
Label instructions: N/A
Request test on form: Blood Gas Request/Report ( 151-865 )
  MULTI LABS [Chem/Hem/UA/Tox/BB/Rheum] ( 151-104 )
Order/entry screen(s):  N/A
Stat frequency: Daily
Stat turn around time: 15 minutes from receipt.
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 1 Hour
For Thornton deliver to: Blood Gas : Processing Desk, 1st floor, Hospital,
  room 1-013
For Hillcrest deliver to: Blood Gas : General Function Laboratory, room
  2-132.
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: Ion Selective Electrode
Special Instructions: Cap syringe after removing needle.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Quantitative
CyberLAB abbreviation: CABG
CyberLAB code: 1561
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A