Electrolyte Panel
0020410
Ordering Recommendation
Submit With Order
Mnemonic
LYTES
Methodology
Quantitative Ion-Selective Electrode/Enzymatic
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: 0.3 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week (tightly capped); Frozen: 1 month  
Reference Interval
By report (reports may vary based on instrumentation)
Interpretive Data
Note
This panel includes the following tests: Anion Gap, Carbon Dioxide, Serum or Plasma (0020004), Chloride, Serum or Plasma (0020003), Potassium, Plasma or Serum (0020002), and Sodium, Plasma or Serum (0020001).
CPT Code(s)
80051
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0020001Sodium, Serum or Plasma
0020002Potassium, Serum or Plasma
0020003Chloride, Serum or Plasma
0020004Carbon Dioxide, Serum or Plasma
0020396Anion Gap
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Cross References
  • Electrolytes, Serum or Plasma
  • Lytes