No patient preparation required. Collect specimen as per instruction supplied from laboratory.
Transport Condition and sample stability
Bring sample to the lab within three hours after collection in ambient temperature; in case sample storage is required (e.g., for researchers, field collection) Sodium and Potassium stable at 2-250C for 45 days and Chloride at 2-250C for up to 1 week. for TCO2/Bicarbonate, storage is not recommended.