RENAL FUNCTION PANEL

Mnemonic

RENAL

Includes

Albumin, Calcium, Total CO2, Chloride, Creatinine, Glucose, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Urea Nitrogen (UN)

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

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

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

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens

Stability

Specimens collected using lithium heparin (PST) 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 tests.
Age adjusted ranges.

Critical Values

See specific tests.

CPT Codes

80069

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:27 AM