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Test Code LAB15 Basic Metabolic Panel (Pan Basic)

Department

CHEMISTRY

Primary Collection Container

Green PST (Lithium Heparin)

Alternate Collection Container

Green Microtainer PST

Transport

Refrigerated

Preferred Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Processing

Centrifuge and refrigerate.

Separate from cells if testing is delayed more than 2 hours.

Stability

Refrigerated: 48hours, if separated from cells.

This does not include electrolytes which are stable 24 hours if the specimen is centrifuged and removed from cells.

Minimum Testing Volume

0.2 mL

Reference Range

See individual tests for reference ranges.

Methodology

See the methodology for each component. Siemens Dimension Vista and ExL

Performed

Sunday – Saturday

Reported

As completed

CPT Codes

80048

Unacceptable Conditions

Hemolyzed specimens.

Additional Information

Includes the following tests:

Sodium

Potassium

Chloride

CO2

Glucose

BUN

Creatinine

Calcium