Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

POTASSIUM, WHOLE BLOOD

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2891         Geisinger Epic ID: 14405

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 testing location.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Room temperature. Do not transport on ice. Transport immediately to Chemistry Stat Lab.
Specimen stability:
Stable 1 hour at room temperature.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
3.5 - 5.1 mmol/L.
Critical values/courtesy alerts:
Below 2.5 mmol/L; above 6.5 mmol/L.
CPT code(s):
84132
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:
Potassium, whole blood.
Methodology:
Potentiometric
Synonyms:
K, whole blood potassium, KWB
Clinical significance:
Potassium levels are monitored during diuretic therapy. Disease conditions such as acute renal failure, renal tubular acidosis, diabetic acidosis, and adrenal cortical insufficiency also may necessitate monitoring potassium.
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 South Wilkes-Barre

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