Chloride

Test Code

Cl

Methodology

Testing performed on Beckman Coulter DxC 700 AU analyzing serum.

Test Utility

The Chloride test system is intended for the quantitative measurement of the level of chloride in serum. Chloride measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of electrolyte and metabolic disorders such as cystic fibrosis and diabetic acidosis.

Specimen Storage and Stability

Separate serum from blood cells ASAP. Avoid hemolysis. One Gold Top or Tiger SST, minimum 2.0mL. Chloride is stable in serum at least for 7 days at 2-8C.

Specimen Collection and Preparation

Serum sample recommended, volume minimum 2.0mL in Gold Top or Tiger SST, free from hemolysis.

Specimen Rejection

  • Improperly labeled

  • Specimen grossly

  • Hemolyzed uncentrifuged

Reference Ranges

98 - 107mEq/L

Performed

Monday - Saturday, 16 hours a day.

Result available after getting the specimen in 5 hours.

STAT results available within 2 hours of receipt in the Laboratory.

*NOTE: All Specimen Refrigerated (2-8°C) for 7 days only.

Contacts

Vibra Health Laboratory

Phone: (248) 846-0663

VibraHealthLab.com

1307 Allen Dr, Suite A, Troy, MI 48083