May be useful in certain research settings or for estimating tissue stores of potassium.
Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometry
Green (Lithium Heparin).
Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Leave RBCs in the original container and replace stopper. Transport 2 mL RBCs in the original collection tube. (Min: 0.7 mL)
Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Tubes containing potassium-based preservatives/anticoagulants.
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)