Within 24 hours
Serum separator tube or plasma separator tube. Do not use powdered gloves during collection.
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)
Specimens from patients receiving EDTA therapy or Hypaque. EDTA, citrate, or oxalate.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: 3 weeks; Frozen: 8 months
By report (reports may vary based on instrumentation).
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0020027||Calcium, Serum or Plasma||17861-6|
- Ca serum
- calcium concentration
- Calcium Total
- Calcium, Total
- Serum calcium