Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Sodium, Whole Blood

CMH Lab Section
Chemistry

Specimen Requirements
0.3 mL blood in heparinized syringe or 2 mL blood in a green top (sodium heparin)tube

Availability
Stat, Urgent, Routine

Turn Around Time
15 minutes

Methodology
Radiometer ABL

Ranges
Age Dependent
0-3mos: 132-142 mmol/L
> 3mos: 135-145 mmol/L

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