Chloride, Blood

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: BG/CL; CL
POE DESCRIPTION: CHLORIDE; CL
CPT CODE: 82435
DAYS PERFORMED: Specimen accepted daily, 24 hours
TURNAROUND TIME: Stat: 1 hour; blood gas: 15 min
CONTAINER TYPE:

SSTTM tube or heparinized syringe

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Blood (serum, plasma)
REJECTION CRITERIA: Clotted syringe, needle attached to the syringe, and air bubbles in the sample.
MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.4 mL blood, 0. 2 mL serum, 0.3 mL whole blood
REFERENCE RANGE: Newborns: 0-1 month: 91-118 mmol/L; children and adults: 99-108 mmol/L
TEST SYNONYM(S):Cl