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ID:187 Sodium
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DescriptionPart of U&E profile - used at all hospital sites.
IndicationMonitor water and electrolyte balance.
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationCritical laboratory action limits <120 mmol/L and >160 mmol/L

DepartmentBiochemistry
SampleBlood
TubeSerum or Heparin
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsUse Gold top (serum gel) tube except for Intensive care units, renal unit, transplant unit, patients on IV heparin (use Green/Yellow top tube for these patients).
Min. Vol1 mL
Freq.Daily. TAT: Urgent 1 hr, Routine 3 hrs

Ref. Range (Male)133 - 146
Ref. Range (Female)133 - 146
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes
Unitsmmol/L
IP Acute TATRefer to Website
IP Routine TATRefer to Website
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TATRefer to Website
Turnround CommentMinimum retest interval = 12 hours

Originally edited by : NJ. Review due on 21/06/2017 11:49:21. Published By Sylvia Bennett on 21/06/2016 11:49:21.