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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Chloride

Test Name

Chloride

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Gold (SST)

Minimum Volume = 1ml Serum

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Serum or plasma, free from hemolysis, collected with or without gel separator. For plasma use lithium or ammonium heparin only. Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection

Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Stability: Chloride is stable at room temperature for 24 h, refrigerated for 1 week and frozen at -15 to -20°C for 6 months.

Transportation: Transport at room temperature ASAP.

Place on ice if time of collection to time sample get to lab exceeds 2hrs

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. .

Sample Rejection Criteria: Avoid Hemolysis and/or Non sufficient Quantity (Not Sufficient Quantity)

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

1 hour for Trauma / Stat - 2 hours for routine

Test Utilization

Routine

Reference Value

Serum: 96 -106 mmol/L

Test Code

CL

Methodology

Indirect Potentiometry

Testing Location

SMH-Biochemistry

Other Information