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Ionised Calcium

Alternative Names:iCa
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:ICA
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:Blood
Container Types:
Arterial Blood Gas Syringe
Venous Blood Gas Syringe
Arterial Blood Gas Syringe
Adults Volume or Mass:4 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volume or Mass:2 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:

Blood for ionised calcium should be collected anerobically into a blood gas syringe. Venous or arterial blood is suitable.

Transport Instructions:Send to lab immediately

Follow instructions as per blood gas sample collection.

Assay Frequency:Daily