Mercy Medical Center North Iowa

Section-K

TEST NAME

K

See: Electrolytes Serum
Sodium/Potassium Serum  
Sodium/Potassium 24-Hour Urine  
Sodium/Potassium Body Fluid
Sodium/Potassium Random Urine

 

TEST NAME

KEPPRA

See: Levetiracetam

 

TEST NAME

17-KETOGENIC STEROIDS/17 KETOSTEROIDS 24-HOUR URINE*

See:  Cortisol 24 Hour Urine

 

TEST NAME

KETONES

See: Beta Hydroxybutyrate
       Urinalysis Routine  
       Urine Dipstick

 

POWERCHART NAME

17 KETOSTEROID FRACTIONATION    Test obsolete effective 4/27/09

MERCY TEST NAME

KETOST FRC 24UR*  

MERCY LAB CODE

KTFC

 

TEST NAME

KIDNEY PANEL

See:  Renal  Function Panel

 

POWERCHART NAME

KIDNEY STONE ANALYSIS (MAYO)

MERCY TEST NAME

KIDNEY STONE ANLYS*

MERCY LAB CODE

STN

Comment: Mercy patients: Order on PowerChart.  Indicate specimen source in comment.
Specimen: 
  • Submit entire dried urine calculi specimen. 
  • Alternate specimen is the filter from straining a urine specimen. The filter should be clean and dry when sent.
Cause for rejection:
  • The stone is unacceptable if taped to the container.  Tape and adhesives interfere with the procedure. 
  • Stone sent in formalin is also a cause for rejection.
Processing:
  • Send ambient  to Mayo for chemical analysis.  Refrigerated or frozen also acceptable. Mayo order code CASA. 
  • Include source when ordering on the LIS. 
Performed: 1 day.  Test set up Monday through Saturday.
Reference value: Quantitative report will be sent.
Method: Infrared Spectrum Analysis
CPT Code: 82365

 

TEST NAME

KLEIHAUER BETKE STAIN

See: Fetal/Maternal Erythrocyte Ratio

 

POWERCHART NAME

KOH PREP OTHER

MERCY TEST NAME

KOH PREP

MERCY LAB CODE

KOH

Order: 

Specify site when ordering.  See beginning of section for ordering help and codes. 

Order GRAM STAIN DIRECT if the specimen is genital tract and yeast is specified.

Specimen: 

Scrapings, hair, nails, and tissue.  Submit in a sterile plastic container with a tight fitting lid. 

Comment: 

A concurrent fungus culture is strongly recommended as a confirmatory test.

RL Comments:

  1. Write in KOH Prep on RL order form.  Indicate source on form.
  2. Send at room temperature.
  3. Order a gram stain if a genital specimen is being sent and the provider is looking for yeast.

Performed:     

Daily.

Reference value: 

No yeast or hyphal elements seen

Method:

Direct microscopy

CPT Code: 

87220