4874R Potassium RBC

Components
NAME METHOD REFERENCE RANGE UNITS
Potassium RBC ICP/MS  55 - 85  mmol/L 


Specimen Requirements
TYPE VOLUME TEMPERATURE INSTRUCTIONS
PRIMARY
1 Whole Blood EDTA 3 (1) mL   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s) Do not freeze. See COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS. 
ALTERNATE
  Whole Blood Heparin 3 (1) mL   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s) Do not freeze. See COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS. 


Clinical utility
RBC Potassium has been found to be decreased in hypertension, in chronic renal failure and in hemodialysis patients.


Collection Instruction
1. Indicate "whole blood" on the tube. We will separate the red
blood cells at Specialty.
2. Ship on cold pack, store at 2-8 C.


Reported: Next day

CPT Code: 84132