Sodium CPT: 84295
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.
Serum (preferred) or plasma.
Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, or green-top (lithium heparin) tube.
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 45 minutes of collection. Label specimen as serum.
Maintain specimen at room temperature.
To determine whether your sodium level is within normal limits; to help evaluate electrolyte balance and to help determine the cause of and monitor the treatment for illnesses associated with abnormal sodium levels in the body.
If you are experiencing dehydration, problems with blood pressure, accumulating excess fluid (edema), or have non-specific symptoms; as part of a routine health examination.
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm; sometimes a random or 24-hour urine sample.