Ordering Recommendation

Refer to aruplab.com/bodyfluids for clinical indications and interpretive information.

Mnemonic
CL FL
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

CSF, Drain, Pancreatic, Pericardial, Peritoneal/Ascites or Pleural fluid.

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge to remove cellular material. Transfer 1 mL body fluid to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimen types other than those listed. Specimens too viscous to be aspirated by instrument. Specimens containing sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate as anticoagulants.

Remarks

Specimen source must be provided.

Stability

Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 6 months

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data

For information on body fluid reference ranges and/or interpretive guidance visit https://aruplab.com/bodyfluids/

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Compliance Category

Modified FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

82438

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020163 Chloride, Body Fluid 2072-7
2013039 Chloride Fluid Source 31208-2
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Aliases
  • chloride body fluid levels
  • chloride body fluids
  • Cl
  • Cl Body Fluids
Chloride, Fluid