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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeAGAP
Method

Calculatation:(Na + K) - (Cl- + HCO3) = Anion Gap.

Constituent TestsBicarbonate, Plasma ;Chloride, Plasma ;Potassium, Plasma ;Sodium, Plasma ;
External Price$0.66(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Specimen Collection Protocols

Unsuitable samples: containing air or > 4 hours old not capped

Patient Specimen4.5 mL heparin (green), or plain (red) blood
Paediatric SpecimenHeparin microtainer 600 ÁL - kept tightly capped
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot Instructions200 uL plasma Keep anaerobic Fridge
Aliquot Transport to CHLAmbient
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Core
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Contact Phone Number03 3640397 ext: 80397
Test AvailabilityMon - Sun, 24 hrs
Turnaround Time2 - 3 hrs
Reference Interval

Reference range: 10 - 20 mmol/L.See Interpretation for more detail.

Interpretation

Anion Gap Interpretive comments

Delphic Number Test Number7521

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