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sodium, serum/plasma
Synonyms: Na, Serum Na, Plasma 
Computer Code: NA
Specimen Collection: 2 mL blood (red, gold, or lithium heparin green top tube). Pediatrics: 0.5 mL lithium heparin green microtainer. 
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Allow to clot, centrifuge for 20 minutes, refrigerate. Serum must be removed from red top tube. 
Reference Values: 135-145 MEQ/L  
Lab Code: CC 
Requisition: C/H
Test Frequency: Daily 
Routine TAT: 2 hr 
Stat TAT: 45 min 
CPT Code(s): 84295 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 44
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 12/21/2014
Time: 09:32:45 (24hr)