Chloride

CPT Code

82435

Specimen Type

Blood

Container Type

Serum Separator Tube (SST)/Yellow

Stability

Room Temperature, 7 days, 2-8° C; 7 days, -20°C > 1 year

Handling Instructions

Allow to clot for 30 mins, centrifuge within 2 hours

Clinical Notes

Chloride is an electrolyte that is present in body fluids. Electrolytes are minerals that hold an electrical charge. Electrolyte levels are closely linked to the balance of fluids in the body and the pH of body fluids. pH is another way of describing the level of a fluid’s acidity or alkalinity, which is also called acid-base balance.