SODIUM, WHOLE BLOOD

Synonyms: Na, Whole Blood
Computer Code: NAWB
Specimen Collection: Must be done at AMC Hospital. Adults: 1 mL heparinized arterial blood. Pediatrics: Heparinized capillary tube.
Minimum Volume: 0.3 mL
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: None.
Reference Values: 135-145 MEQ/L Critical Value: < or equal to 120 mEq/L > or equal to 160 mEq/L
Lab Code: CC
Requisition: GASES
Test Frequency: Daily
Routine TAT: 20 min
Stat TAT: 10 min
CPT Code(s): 84295
LCD or NCD:
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII