Pathology Handbook

Sodium

Synonyms

Na

Clinical Indications

For the investigation of dehydration, fluid overload and other disorders of salt and water balance

Part of profile

U&E, Renal profile

Request Form 

Request on ICE

Availability

On request.  Available urgently

Turnaround Time

Same day

Specimen

Serum in yellow top (SST) tube

Volume

 -

Container

Vacutainer gold top

Collection

Should be received in laboratory within 4 hours of collection

Causes for Rejection

Unlabelled sample
Not meeting specific criteria for analysis. 

Reference Range

133-146 mmol/L