top of page


Test Code



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


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.


Vibra Health Laboratory

Phone: (248) 846-0663

1307 Allen Dr, Suite A, Troy, MI 48083

bottom of page