UFHPL Epic order code: LAB5227
Note: SEND A SEPARATE TUBE for ionized calcium and adhere a piece of labeling tape over the top of the tube with the following written on it “Ionized Calcium − DO NOT OPEN.”.
Note: No isotopes should be administered to the patient within 24 hours prior to the venipuncture.
Container/Tube: Gel-barrier tube
Sample Volume: 1 mL
Storage: Do not freeze specimens.
Stability (collection to time of analysis/testing):
- Ambient: 14 days
- Refrigerated: 14 days
- Opened gel-barrier tube
- Gel-barrier not completely sealing the clot
- Plasma specimen