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Test Code LYTES Electrolytes, Plasma or Serum

Additional Codes

Ordering Mnemonic
LYTES

Methodology

Profile Information:
Anion Gap Potassium
Carbon Dioxide Sodium
Chloride  

Performing Laboratory

Holland Hospital Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Plasma

Container/Tube: Mint-top (lithium heparin) tube

Specimen Volume: 1 mL of plasma

Collection Instructions:

Note: 1. Indicate plasma.

2. Label specimen appropriately (plasma).

 

Serum

Container/Tube: Serum gel tube

Specimen: 1 mL of serum

Collection Instructions:

Note: 1. Indicate serum.

2. Label specimen appropriately (serum).

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Reference Values

ANION GAP

3-11 mmol/L

See individual test listings for other values.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Available STAT

Test Classification and CPT Coding

80051