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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeICA
Method

Direct Ion Specific Electrode dedicated blood gas analyser.

External Price$22.86(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Pre-Testing Requirements

Forearm exercise with the tourniquet in place and removal of the tourniquet before the collection device is full will significantly affect iCa results.

Gross haemolysis has been reported to clinically significantly lower the iCa result

Benzalkonium heparin (may be used in arterial catheters) can elevate the results by up to 0.6 mmol/L.

 

Specimen Collection Protocols

Sample must be kept anaeorbic, transport on ice to laboratory.

Patient Specimen4.0mL Red Top, collected anerobically
Paediatric SpecimenBlood 1 mL plain collected anaerobically
Sample Delivery to LabOn ice
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot Instructions1mL serum into syringe for ICA Fridge 5C
Aliquot Transport to CHLAt 4C in leak proof capped syringe. On ice
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Core
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Contact Phone Number03 3640397 ext: 80397
Test AvailabilityMon - Sun, 24 hrs
Turnaround Time1 - 2 hrs
Reference Interval

Reference range: 1.13 - 1.26 mmol/L

Ionised Calcium replaces ultrafiltrable calcium which is no longer offered.

Please note change to reference range from 26/10/05. This can be referenced to the CHLabs electoral roll study 2005 - data on file at CHLabs.

Delphic Number Test Number4209

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