Chloride

Message
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Test Code
CL


Alias/See Also
70161;
CL (serum or plasma);


CPT Codes
82435

Preferred Specimen
SST/GST Serum Only


Minimum Volume
1 mL


Other Acceptable Specimens
plasma from Lithium Heparin (Light Green Top)tube


Instructions
Barrier tubes (serum separator tubes or plasma separator tubes) are preferred. Red top serum unacceptable for testing.

Collection notes: Avoid hemolysis. Invert tubes at least 8 times. Allow to clot in an upright position for 30 minutes. Within 2 hours, centrifuge tubes 10 minutes. Keep tightly stoppered.

Do NOT re-centrifuge tubes. Do NOT freeze the primary collection tube.


Transport Container
Original tube preferred, may be sent in a screw-top transfer tube.


Transport Temperature
Room Temperature or Refrigerated


Specimen Stability
Room Temperature = 5 days
Refrigerated = 5 days
Frozen = n/a


Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Hemolysis, Lipemia, incorrect specimen type, insufficient sample volume, improper storage conditions, exceeds specimen stability guidelines, contaminated sample.


Methodology
ion selective electrode

Setup Schedule
24/7
AU


Report Available
daily


Performing Laboratory
CompuNet Clinical Laboratories, LLC
2308 Sandridge Drive
Moraine, OH 45439


Last Updated: November 19, 2021


The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.