Potassium - Total, Serum/Plasma Test (3784SP)

Potassium - Total, Serum/Plasma Test (3784SP)

Analysis Code 3784SP 
Test Name Potassium - Total, Serum/Plasma 
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 1 mL Serum or Plasma 
Transport Temperature Refrigerated 
Specimen Container Polymer gel separation tube (SST or PST), Red top tube (no additive) 
Special Handling Hemolyzed Specimens are unsuitable for analysis. Submit in container with a non-Potassium based preservative/anticoagulant. Tubes containing Potassium based preservatives/anticoagulants are not acceptable. Promptly centrifuge and separate Serum or Plasma into a plastic screw capped vial using approved guidelines. 
Light Protection Required Not Required 
Stability Room Temperature: 14 day(s)
Refrigerated: 14 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): 14 day(s) 
*Rejection Criteria Tan top tube - plastic (K2EDTA). Pink top tube (EDTA). Light Blue top tube (Sodium Citrate). Gray top tube (Sodium Fluoride / Potassium Oxalate). White top tube (K2EDTA). Lavender top tube (EDTA). Yellow top tube (ACD - Acid Citrate Dextrose). 
Day(s) Test Set-up / TAT [ICP/OES] Wednesday / 7 days 
Suggested CPT Code 84132 
**Minimum Volume 0.45 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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