HEPATIC FUNCTION PANEL

Mnemonic

HFP

Synonym

Liver Function Panel

Includes

Albumin, Alkaline Phosphatase, ALT (GPT), AST (GOT), Direct Bilirubin, Total Bilirubin, Total Protein

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

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

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: 30 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum from cells ASAP. AVOID EXPOSURE TO LIGHT.

Preferred Volume

1.5 mL

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (20-25°C): 24 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 3 days; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Colorimetry, Enzymatic

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

See specific test.
Age adjusted ranges.

CPT Codes

80076

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:14 AM