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Test Code BMP Basic Metabolic Panel

Clinical System Name

Basic Metabolic Panel

Description

Basic Metabolic Panel includes:

Electrolytes

Glucose

BUN

Creat

Calcium, total

 

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Gold SST, Dark Green/Sodium Heparin, Red, Gold Microtainer, Lt. Green/Li Heparin Microtainer

Preferred Vol:  1.0 mL

Minimum Vol:  0.5 mL

 

Notes: Method is affected by moderate to marked lipemia, hemolysis, line dilution or contamination.

 

 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:  Insufficient Quantity, hemolysis

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp:  2-8oC

Storage location:  Core 5 Chemistry Refrigerator

 

Off-site collection: Spin blood, separate serum/plasma from cells. Send refrigerated (2-8oC).

Stability

 

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum or Plasma RT

24 H

Serum or Plasma 2-8oC

 3 D

Serum or Plasma -20oC or -70oC

 4 D

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
Y 24/7 1 H

 

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    

Department

Department:  Core Chemistry

Phone Number: 206-987-2617

 

 

Reference Range

See Individual Tests for Reference Ranges

Methodology

Analytical Volume:  0.40 mL serum

Critical Values

See Individual Tests