Serum Chemistry

The Serum Chemistry programme is available as part of a comprehensive suite of programmes for the Clinical Laboratory to cover all of its basic core tests. These include: Serum Chemistry, Urine Chemistry, ED Toxicology, Lipids, Bilirubin and Serum Indices. The Serum Indices is included in the Serum Chemistry programme or available as a stand alone programme.

Serum Chemistry
Four liquid human serum samples are distributed monthly covering the analytical and pathological range with challenging samples at clinical decision points included. Profile includes Adjusted Calcium, e-GFR, Iron, TIBC, Transferrin, Transferrin Saturation, Lipase, Calculated Globulin, Pancreatic Amylase and Serum Indices. Reference target values provided for Na, K, Li, Mg, Ca, AST, LDH, GGT, ALT, Creatinine,Glucose and UA.

Frequency: Monthly

Samples per set: 4 x 3.5mL or 4 x 1.0mL

Serum Chemistry
AnalyteApprox. Range Covered
Sodium100 -165mmol/L
Potassium1.6 - 8.0mmol/L
Chloride73 -123mmol/L
Bicarbonate7 - 28mmol/L
Urea1.5 - 25mmol/L
Creatinine25 - 600 µmol/L
e-GFR<15 to 90mls/min/1.73
Glucose1.4 - 25mmol/L
Calcium1.2 - 3.3mmol/L
Adjusted Calcium1.4 - 3.0mmol/L
Phosphate0.2 - 2.2mmol/L
Total Protein34 - 86g/L
Albumin20 - 53g/L
Calculated Globulin20 - 40g/L
Magnesium0.2 -2.0mmol/L
Urate100 - 700µmol/L
Lithium0.05 - 2.0mmol/L
Lipase15 - 40IU/L
Osmolality190 - 390mmol/kg
ALP25 - 400IU/L SCE
CK20 -1200IU/L SCE
Gamma GT10 - 400IU/L SCE
Amylase15 - 800IU/L
Pancreatic Amylase20 - 160IU/L
LD50 - 700IU/L SCE
Iron7 - 30µmol/L
TIBC28 - 82µmol/L
Transferrin1.5 - 3.5g/L
Transferrin Saturation22 - 30%
Gentamicin2 - 20µg/mL
Serum IndicesIcteric, Lipaemic and Haemolysed and 'negative' samples distributed.

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