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Epic Number LAB122 SODIUM LEVEL

Specimen Type Name

Blood

Container Name

Green Top w/Gel LiHep
Alternate: Gold Top w/Gel

Preferred Volume

1 mL

Minimum Volume

.8 mL

Useful For

Sodium assays are important in assessing acid-base balance,
water balance, water intoxication, and dehydration.

Specimen Stability

RT (15-25 C) 48 Hours
Refrigerated (2-8 C) 48 Hours

Test Schedule

Daily

Transport Temperature

Preferred: Refrigerated
Acceptable: Room Temperature
Delivery to Mercy Lab site or centrifuge of tube within 2 hours of collection is optimal.