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Reference Range:

Adult: 22 - 29 mmol/L
Up to 16 years: 19 - 28 mmol/L

Turnaround Time:

1 Day



Vessels and Containers:

Serum (Gold top) OR Plasma - LiHep (Green top)

Sample Requirements:

Analysis available by blood gas machine for acute inpatients on Li-Hep (Green top) sample.

For all other patients serum (Gold top) sample required. Send a single gold top tube if you are requesting standard biochemistry tests.

If sending from external laboratory: note that sample must be analysed within 6 hours of venepuncture. Min 300 uL serum (Gold top).

Important Information:

Only Plasma - LiHep (Green top) tube accepted at RSCH

Entry last modified 10.2.2020