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Test ID: FL    
Fluoride, Plasma

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

The fluoride electrode consists of a single-crystal lanthanum fluoride membrane and an internal reference bonded into an epoxy body. The crystal is an ionic conductor in which only fluoride ions are mobile. When the membrane is in contact with a fluoride solution, potential develops across the membrane. This potential depends on the level of free fluoride ions in solution and is measured against an external constant reference potential with a digital pH/mV meter.(Instruction manual: Fluoride Electrodes, Cambridge, MA, Orion Research)

Supplemental Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information

No

Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Tuesday; 8 a.m.

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

1 day

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result

7 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

2 weeks

Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test

Rochester