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Test Code CA Calcium

Collection Container

Serum gel, or green plasma

Specimen Required

Serum, heparinized plasma acceptable

Specimen Volume

0.5 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

0.1 mL, or 200 ul (whole blood)

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

After separation: Room Temp 7 days

                            Refrigerated: 5 days

                            Frozen 8 months

Refrigerated: 6 days (If stored on gel)

Methodology

Spectrophotometric

Days and Times Performed

Test performed daily

Turnaround Time

24 hours for routine, 1 hour for stats

Reference Ranges

 

CALCIUM (CA)
Age Males Females Units
All 8.6 - 10.5 8.6 - 10.5 mg/dL


 

Critical Results

< 5 mg/dL or >12.5 mg/dL

CPT Code

82310

LOINC Code

17861-6

EMR Interface Order Code

04350