5308 Phosphorus, Inorganic

Components
NAME METHOD REFERENCE RANGE UNITS
Phosphorus Inorganic < 2 years: Call Client Services
< 19 years: 2.9 - 5
>= 19 years: 2.7 - 5 
mg/dL 


Specimen Requirements
TYPE VOLUME TEMPERATURE INSTRUCTIONS
PRIMARY
1 Serum 1 (0.5) mL   Ambient - 72 Hour(s), Refrigerated - 7 Day(s), Frozen - 2 Month(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Plasma Heparinized 1 (0.5) mL   Ambient - 72 Hour(s), Refrigerated - 7 Day(s), Frozen - 2 Month(s)  


Clinical utility
Phosphorus is decreased in about 50% of hospitalized alcoholics. Serum phosphorus is depressed about 10 to 15 mg/L after ingestion of carbohydrates.


Collection Instruction
Avoid hemolysis. Plasma must be lithium heparinized.


Reported: Same day

CPT Code: 84100