May be useful in certain research settings or for estimating tissue stores of potassium.
Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
New York DOH Approval Status
Dark green (lithium or sodium heparin).
Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Leave RBCs in the original container and replace stopper. Transport 1 mL RBCs in the original collection tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Tubes containing potassium-based preservatives/anticoagulants. Gel separator tubes including light green (lithium heparin with gel separator).
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: Unacceptable
Performed by non-ARUP Laboratory
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|2014042||Potassium, Total, RBC||2824-1|
National Medical Services (NMS)