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Calcium, ionised

Test Code:

BC6061

Synonym(s):

Specimen Container

Adult and paed: Heparinised syringe
Neonates: Heparinised capillary tube

Specimen Requirement

Collect blood to mark. Cap syringe. Place this in a biohazard specimen bag and then immerse this bag into another bag with crushed ice. Send immediately to Lab.


Invert blood 5 times after blood collection ensures the anticoagulant is well mixed with the blood. This will ensure results are reliable.

Specimen Storage / Transport

Specimens for blood gas analysis and ionised calcium must be delivered by hand to the laboratory. Specimens sent via the pneumatic tube system will be REJECTED.

Method

 

Orderable as STAT?

Yes

Turn Around Time

Average 30 mins ( 25 - 35 mins )

Reference Value(s)

1.15 - 1.33 mmol/L

Testing Laboratory Location

KKH

Laboratory

Clinical Chemistry

Contact Number

6394 1383

Day and Time Performed

Daily, 24 hrs

Orderable on CPOE?

Yes

Additional Information

Critical values:
Low: < 0.8 mmol/L
High: > 1.6 mmol/L

Change History Notes

Others

Keywords

Calcium, ionised BC6061
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