Sodium (Na) *
REQUESTING AND COLLECTING
Container(s):
Heparin tube (5 mL lime-top) - Preferred for Inpatients

Serum (gold-top) - Preferred

GENERAL INFORMATION

Availability:
Test performed 7 days/24 hours. Results available 2 hours after sample

arrival in laboratory.

Reference Intervals:
New instrument installed 2/8/2018.

Results ~1 mmol/L lower

New reference interval:

135 - 145 mmol/L



(previous reference interval 137 - 146 mmol/L)

New reference interval meets national guidelines)

Laboratory:
Auto Chemistry (8382-9164)

Patient Results:
(02) 8382-9100
Synonyms:
Na

Na (sodium)

Clinical Hyperlink:
Sodium - SydPath Website
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR REFERRING LABORATORIES
Handling & Transport:
Centrifuge sample and transport plasma at 4°C
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR HANDLING AT SYDPATH
SydPath Handling:
SPRO: Place on MPA (heparin first unless serum first for other tests)

Usually ordered as part of EUC, ;MNA (miscellanous fluid)

Data Entry Code:
NA

SydPath Division:
Chemical Pathology

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Date/Time published: 30/03/2020 17:35:37
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