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Basic Metabolic Profile

Components

Name Method Department Units
Basic Metabolic Panel Multiple methods
Core Lab, Chemistry, Routine

Battery Members

Glucose, Electrolytes, BUN, Creatinine, Calcium

Specimen Requirements

Plasma Spun, Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Green tube (Lithium heparin), with Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

Micro sample tube 1 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 3.5 mL
Alternate

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), with Gel

Micro sample tube 0.3 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 3 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 1 hour, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Not received within specified time frame
  • Gross hemolysis
  • Wrong collection tube
  • Not received at proper temperature

Comments

Whole blood stability is 1 hour due to measurement of glucose. Transport to Laboratory immediately after collection.

CPT Code

  • 80048