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potassium, serum/plasma
Synonyms:  
Computer Code: (K)
Specimen Collection: 2mL blood (red, gold, or lithium heparin green top tube).
Pediatrics: 0.5 mL blood (red or 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: 3.4-4.8 MEQ/L  
Lab Code: CC 
Requisition: C/H
Test Frequency: Daily 
Routine TAT: 2 hr 
Stat TAT: 45 min 
CPT Code(s): 84132 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 44
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 08/01/2014
Time: 09:52:12 (24hr)