Order Code: C2383
Includes: Calcium Ionized and Calcium Normalized
ABN Requirement: No
Synonyms: Ionized Calcium; Free Calcium
Volume: 3.5 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.3 mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube (SST, Tiger Top)
- Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
- Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
- Allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
- Centrifuge for 10 minutes.
Special Instructions: Fill tube completely and allow to clot for 30 minutes. Do not open the tube once specimen is centrifuged. Collect a separate sample if other tests are required. Centrifuge within 2 hours of collection. This test is not available for add-on testing.
Transport: Store serum at 2°C to 8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions provided with the Cleveland HeartLab shipping box.
Ambient (15-25°C): 4 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days
Frozen (-20°C): not acceptable
Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than centrifuged serum in an unopened SST; samples received frozen; grossly hemolyzed or lipemic sample; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits
Methodology: Ion Selective Electrode (ISE)
Turn Around Time: 2 days
|Calcium Normalized||All Ages||1.08-1.30|
|Calcium Ionized||All Ages||1.08-1.30|
|Age (Low)||Urgent Low Value (mmol/L)||Age (High)||Urgent High Value
|All Ages||<0.90||All Ages||>1.50|
Clinical Information: Evaluation of calcium metabolism.
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