BASIC METABOLIC PANEL

Mnemonic

BMP

Includes

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

Guidelines

The GFR is used to assess kidney function and any evidence of chronic kidney disease. GFR can only be ordered as part of the metabolic panels.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma:  Serum Separator Tube (SST) or Plasma Separator Tube (PST).

Handling

Plasma tubes (PST) should be centrifuged ASAP (within one hour).

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: 30 minutes).

Centrifuge PST or SST tubes before transport.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens.

Specimens not centrifuged within one hour of collection.

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): 24 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Colorimetry, Ion Selective Electrode

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

See specific test.
Age adjusted ranges.
GFR Reference Range (mL/min/1.73m2) Description Stage of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
≥60 Normal None
Kidney damage with normal GFR 1
Kidney damage with mildly decreased GFR 2
30-59 Moderate CKD 3
15-29 Severe CKD 4
0-14Kidney Failure 5

Critical Values

See specific test.

CPT Codes

80048

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:58 AM