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* BASIC METABOLIC PANEL

Mnemonic

BASIC

Synonym

BMP

Includes

BUN, Calcium, Chloride, Total CO2, Creatinine, Glucose, Potassium, Sodium

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one 5.0 mL gold (SST), 7.0 mL red or 3.0 mL mint green (PST) top tube

Supply Item Number - 101235 or 101192

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: 30  minutes). Preferably, separate serum or plasma from cells before transport.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.25 mL Serum/Plasma, (Whole Blood 0.60 mL minimum draw)

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Moderately hemolyzed specimens

Stability

Specimens collected using (PST) lithium heparin tubes are stable up to 1.5 days refrigerated (2-8°C) on the primary spun gel tube. AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (15-25°C): 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 3 days; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24 hours

Method

Colorimetry, Ion Selective Electrode

Reference Values

Reference Values

See specific test.
Age adjusted ranges.

CPT Codes

80048

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 01:47:25 PM


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