1 SST/ 1.0 mL serum. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate. Hemolysis affects test result. Make certain specimen is free from Hemolysis.
Refrigerated: 1 week
Electrolytes affect most metabolic processes. They serve to maintain osmotic pressure and hydration of various body fluid compartments, proper body pH and regulation of appropriate heart and muscle functions. Electrolytes are also involved in oxidation-reduction reactions and participate as essential part of enzyme reactions.