Chloride CPT: 82435
Expected Turnaround Time
Within 1 day
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, or green-top (lithium heparin) tube.
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 45 minutes of collection.
Maintain specimen at room temperature.
To determine if there is a problem with your body’s electrolyte balance or acid-base (pH) balance and to monitor treatment; as part of a routine health checkup.
As part of a standard electrolyte panel or metabolic panel or when your healthcare practitioner thinks that your signs and symptoms may be due to an electrolyte imbalance.
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm; sometimes a random or 24-hour urine sample.