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Test Code CHEM 7 Chemistry Panel 7

Clinical System Name

Electrolytes; Glucose Level; BUN; CreatiNine

Synonyms

Chem 7
LGBC
M7

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: 0.6 mL

 

Note: Verify ordering provider would like electrolytes, BUN, creatinine, and glucose. "Chem 7" tests should be ordered individually. Refer to individual analyte pages for collection instructions.Method is affected by hemolysis, EDTA, and prolonged exposure to RBCs

 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Age of specimen, hemolysis, incorrect specimen collection contatiner

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2-8oC

Storage location: Core 5 Chemistry Refrigerator

 

Off-site collection:  Verify ordering provider would like electrolytes, BUN, creatinine, and glucose. "Chem 7" tests should be ordered individually. Refer to individual analytes pages for collection and processing instructions.

Stability

 

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum or Plasma RT

24 H

Serum or Plasma 2-8oC

 3 D

Serum or Plasma -20oC or -70oC

30 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 analytes for reference ranges.
 

Methodology

Analytical Volume: 0.35 mL serum or plasma

CPT Codes

80051

84520

82565

82947

Critical Values

See individual analytes for critical values.
 

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