Calcium, Ionized

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: ION CA
POE DESCRIPTION: CALCIUM IONIZED; IONIZED CALCIUM
CPT CODE: 82330
DAYS PERFORMED: Specimen accepted daily, 24 hours
TURNAROUND TIME: 15 minutes
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Deliver specimen immediately to the lab on ice. This test cannot be added onto an existing sample.
CONTAINER TYPE: Heparinized syringe or 4 mL Lithium Heparin green top tube
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Heparinized whole blood
REJECTION CRITERIA: Clotted syringe, needle attached to the syringe, and air bubbles in the sample.
MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 mL whole blood
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Deliver to the laboratory immediately. Keep specimen on ice.
TEST SYNONYM(S):Ion Ca