Potassium - Total, RBCs Test (3784R)

Potassium - Total, RBCs Test (3784R)

Analysis Code 3784R 
Test Name Potassium - Total, RBCs 
Test Includes Potassium 
Purpose Exposure Monitoring/Investigation; This test is New York State approved. 
Category Metal/Element 
Method(s) Inductively Coupled Plasma/Optical Emission
Spectrometry (ICP/OES) 
Specimen Requirements 2 mL RBCs 
Transport Temperature Refrigerated 
Specimen Container Light Green top tube (Lithium Heparin) 
Special Handling Submit in container with a non-Potassium based preservative/anticoagulant. Tubes containing Potassium based preservatives/anticoagulants are not acceptable. Centrifuge and separate RBCs into an acid washed plastic screw capped vial within two hours of collection. 
Light Protection Required Not Required 
Stability Room Temperature: Not Stable
Refrigerated: 30 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): 30 day(s) 
*Rejection Criteria Received Room Temperature. Light Blue top tube (Sodium Citrate). Gray top tube (Sodium Fluoride / Potassium Oxalate). Yellow top tube (ACD - Acid Citrate Dextrose). 
Day(s) Test Set-up / TAT [ICP/OES] Tuesday Thursday / 2 days 
Suggested CPT Code 84132 
**Minimum Volume 0.7 mL 
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*Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.
**Stated minimum volume allows for a single analysis. Repeat analysis will not be performed.


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