Electrolyte Panel, Serum

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: EP
POE DESCRIPTION: ELECTROLYTE PANEL; EP
CPT CODE: 80051
TEST INFORMATION: Test includes sodium, potassium, chloride and carbon dioxide.
DAYS PERFORMED: Daily, 24 hours
TURNAROUND TIME: Routine: 8 hours; stat: 1 hour
CONTAINER TYPE:

SSTTM tube or green top (Heparin) microtainer for neonates

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Blood (serum)
MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.6 mL blood (0.3 mL serum)
REFERENCE RANGE: See Table
CRITICAL VALUES: Sodium:  ≤ 120 mmol/L, ≥ 160 mmol/L; potassium: < 2.5 mmol/L, > 6.5 mmol/L
TEST SYNONYM(S):EP