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



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020027 Calcium, Serum or Plasma 17861-6
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Aliases
  • Ca serum
  • calcium concentration
  • Calcium Total
  • Calcium, Total
  • Serum calcium
Calcium, Serum or Plasma