Calcium

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • LAB53
  • Soft Test Code:
  • CA
Alternate Names
  • CA

Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

1.0 mL Plasma from a PST Mint Green Top Tube - Lithium Heparin (preferred)
or
1.0 mL Serum in a SST Gold Top Tube

Alternate Specimen

1.0 mL Serum from a Red Top Tube in a Plastic Vial 
or 
1.0 mL Plasma from a Green Top Tube - Li Heparin in a Plastic Vial

TransportAndStorage

5 days Refrigerated

48 hours unspun

Collection Instructions

 

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

Calcium: 
Pediatric
   <1 year: 8.7 - 10.5 mg/dL
  1 year to 4 years: 8.5 - 10.6 mg/dL
  4 years to 20 years: 8.9 - 10.4 mg/dL
 
Adult 
   >20 yrs: 8.5-10.3 mg/dl


Critical Ranges:

NICU (Infants in a Parkview Health Neonatal Intensive Care Unit): 
Low: < 6.0 mg/dL 
High: > 11.5 mg/dL

Low: < 7.0 mg/dL 
High: > 13.0 mg/dL


Methodology:
  • Colorimetric

Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Parkview Cancer Institute
  • Parkview Kosciusko Hospital
  • Parkview LaGrange Hospital
  • Parkview Noble Hospital
  • Parkview Randallia Hospital
  • Parkview Regional Medical Center
  • Parkview Southwest
  • Parkview Wabash Hospital
  • Parkview Whitley Hospital
Days Performed
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Departments
  • Chemistry
Stat Eligible

Coding & Compliance

CDM

01420083


CPT Coding

82310