Ordering Recommendation
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

Specimens collected in sodium citrate, EDTA, potassium oxalate, or sodium fluoride. Hemolyzed specimens.

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



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

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).

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

80051

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020001 Sodium, Serum or Plasma 2951-2
0020002 Potassium, Serum or Plasma 2823-3
0020003 Chloride, Serum or Plasma 2075-0
0020004 Carbon Dioxide, Serum or Plasma 2028-9
0020396 Anion Gap 33037-3
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Aliases
  • Electrolytes, Serum or Plasma
  • Lytes
Electrolyte Panel