Chloride, Serum or Plasma
0020003
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
CL
Methodology
Quantitative Ion-Selective Electrode
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Plasma separator tube or serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Allow serum tube to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Body Fluid (refer to Chloride, Fluid, ARUP test code 0020163). Urine (refer to Chloride, Urine, ARUP test code 0020850). Specimens containing sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate as anticoagulants. Hemolyzed specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 6 months  
Reference Interval
By report  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
82435
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020003Chloride, Serum or Plasma2075-0
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Aliases
  • Cl Plasma or Serum
  • serum chloride concentration
  • serum chloride levels