Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

SODIUM, WHOLE BLOOD

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3069         Geisinger Epic ID: 14428

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
3 mL green/black top lithium heparin tube
Specimen required:
1 mL whole blood; minimum 0.4 mL.
Special notes:
Due to sample instability, this test may only be collected and analyzed at performing laboratory sites.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Room temperature (preferred) or in an ice slurry.
Specimen stability:
Stable 1 hour at room temperature or in an ice slurry.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
135 - 146 mmol/L.
Critical values/courtesy alerts:
Below 120, above 155 mmol/L.
CPT code(s):
84295
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Sodium.
Methodology:
Potentiometric
Synonyms:
NAWB
Clinical significance:
Sodium in whole blood can rapidly assess the hydration state of the patient and help diagnose several diseases that affect water and electrolyte imbalance. Addison's disease, diabetes insipidus, aldosteronism, and inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (ADH) secretion typically require electrolyte monitoring.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 12/14/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Stat Lab
Technical Lead: Karen Delp
Frequency: Daily, Monday-Sunday
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Performing laboratory: ATL+
Technical Lead: Sarah McGowan    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Valerie Koveleski    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Robyn Stokes  
Frequency: Daily    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Community Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Ann Mack, Deborah Dempsey  
Frequency: Daily all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Melissa Forsythe  
Frequency: All shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical lead: Brenda Shuman-Johnson    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre

Technical lead: Bernadette Johnson    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes
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