Chloride, Serum or Plasma
0020003
Ordering Recommendation
Submit With Order
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.
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 Name
0020003Chloride, Serum or Plasma
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Cross References
  • Cl Plasma or Serum
  • serum chloride concentration
  • serum chloride levels