Calcium, Serum or Plasma
0020027
 
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
CA
Methodology
Quantitative Spectrophotometry
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Serum separator tube or plasma separator tube. Do not use powdered gloves during collection.  
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
Specimens from patients receiving EDTA therapy or Hypaque. EDTA, citrate, or oxalate.  
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: 3 weeks; Frozen: 8 months  
Reference Interval
By report (reports may vary based on instrumentation).
Interpretive Data
Note
CPT Code(s)
82310
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0020027Calcium, Serum or Plasma
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Cross References
  • Ca serum
  • calcium concentration
  • Calcium Total
  • Calcium, Total
  • Serum calcium