Sodium, Blood

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: NA; BG/NA
POE DESCRIPTION: SODIUM; NA
CPT CODE: 84295
DAYS PERFORMED:

Daily

TURNAROUND TIME: Routine: 8 hours; Blood Gas Laboratory: 15 minutes; stat: 1 hour
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Deliver immediately on ice if ordered with blood gases or ionized Ca++
CONTAINER TYPE:

SST tube, heparinized syringe (Blood Gas Laboratory)

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Blood (serum, plasma)
MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.4 mL blood (0.2 mL serum, 1 mL plasma)
REFERENCE RANGE: 137-147 mmol/L
CRITICAL VALUES: <120 >160
TEST SYNONYM(S):Na