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Test Code LAB53/1030/CA CALCIUM

Specimen Type

1 GEL BARRIER SST CLOT TUBE (SERUM)
OR
1 GREEN TOP LITHIUM HEPARIN TUBE (PLASMA)

Specimen Required

MIN: 0.5 ML SERUM OR PLASMA

PROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS

INPATIENT: BRING DIRECTLY TO LABORATORY, WITHOUT DELAY.

 

CENTRAL PROCESSING:
SERUM: ALLOW BLOOD TO CLOT UPRIGHT FOR 30 MINUTES AT ROOM TEMPERATURE, CENTRIFUGE, THEN BRING DIRECTLY TO OLYMPUS DEPARTMENT.
PLASMA: CENTRIFUGE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER COLLECTION AND BRING DIRECTLY TO OLYMPUS DEPARTMENT.

 

OUTPATIENT:
SERUM: ALLOW BLOOD TO CLOT UPRIGHT FOR 30 MINUTES AT ROOM TEMPERATURE, CENTRIFUGE, THEN REFRIGERATE.
PLASMA: CENTRIFUGE AND SEPARATE PLASMA FROM BLOOD (INTO A PLASTIC 12 x75 TUBE) AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER COLLECTION, THEN REFRIGERATE.

METHOD

SPECTROPHOTOMETRY

Specimen Retention Time

7 DAYS

TRANSPORT TEMPERATURE

REFRIGERATED

DAY(S) TEST PERFORMED

DAILY

CPT

82310

LOINC

17861-6

SYNONYMS

CAL

SPECIMEN STABILITY FOR TESTING

ROOM TEMPERATURE OR REFRIGERATED - SST TUBE OR PLASMA SEPARATED FROM RED CELLS: UP TO 7 DAYS