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Test Code BMP Basic Metabolic Panel

Patient Preparation

No special patient preparation required

Collection Method

Venous collection

Minimum Volume

  • Adults: 0.8 mL
  • Pediatric: 0.5mL

Container

Lt Green / Plasma Separator / Lithium Heparin

Preferred Specimen

Light Green Top (lithium heparin) plasma

Acceptable Specimens

Serum:

  • Gold Top SST

  • Red Top

Plasma:
  • Light Geen Top (lithium heparin)

Reference or Target Ranges

See individual test components for more information.

Reportable Units

Varies

Critical Value

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Reasons for Rejection



Hemolysis Threshold
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Icterus Threshold
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Lipemia Threshold
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Other
QNS, contaminated, improperly labeled, improper specimen type

Specimen Stability



Ambient
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Refrigerated (4°C to 8°C)
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Frozen(-40°C to 0°C)
See individual tests

Performance Information



Days and Time Performed
24/7
Expected Turn Around Time
Stat: 1 hour
Routine: 4 hours
Stat Availability
Yes
Performing Bench
UH Chemistry, WCH Chemistry
Methodology/Method Description
Roche Cobas – See individual tests

Additional Information/Important Notes

See individual test components for more information

CPT Codes

80048

Panel Components

  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Chloride
  • CO2
  • Anion Gap (Calculated)
  • Creatinine
  • Glucose
  • BUN
  • GFR (Calculated)
  • Calcium