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Hepatic Function Panel


Name Method Department Units
Hepatic Function Panel Multiple methods
Core Lab, Chemistry, Routine

Battery Members

Albumin, Total Bilirubin, Direct Bilirubin, Alkaline phosphatase, ALT, AST, Total Protein

Specimen Requirements

Plasma Spun, Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Green tube (Lithium heparin), with Gel

3 mL 3 mL

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 3.5 mL

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

Micro sample tube 1 mL

Green tube (Lithium heparin), with Gel

Micro sample tube 0.3 mL

Refrigerated - 3 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge, remove plasma/serum and refrigerate
  • Avoid excessive light exposure. Protection is sufficient if kept in closed, dark container (refrigerator, transport bag). If this is not possible, and light exposure is expected to exceed 4 hours, please protect from light by wrapping in foil or other similar product.

Reasons for Rejection

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


This is a HCFA approved chemistry panel. Patient must be > 15 days old.

CPT Code

  • 80076