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Published on January 24, 2018

Basic Metabolic Panel



SIM

13500 

CPT

80048 

Synonyms

BMP 

Specimen Type

Plasma or serum 

Container

3.5 ml Green - Lithium heparin plasma separator
4.0 ml Gold-top serum separator

Collection Instructions

None

Volume

2 ml plasma or serum
Min: 0.5 ml

Additional Information

None

Patient Preparation

None

Specimen Processing Instructions

Plasma:  Centrifuge at 3380 rpm’s (±100) for a minimum of 10 minutes

Serum:  Allow to clot.  Centrifuge at 3380 rpm’s (±100) for a minimum of 10 minutes

Centrifuge within 2 hours of collection.

Transport Requirements

Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

Room temperature:  8 hours  Refrigerated:  48 hours 

Rejection Criteria

•  If not centrifuged within 2 hours of collection.
•  Gross Hemolysis

Reference ange

See individual tests

Critical Value

Calcium = <6 mg/dl and >13 mg/dl  CO2 = <11 mmol/L   Glucose (adult) = <40 mg/dl and >400 mg/dl  Potassium (adult) = <2.8 mmol/L and >6.5 mmol/L  Sodium = <120 mmol/L and >160 mmol/L 

Test Includes

BUN, Calcium, Chloride, Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Creatinine, Glucose, Potassium, Sodium, Calculated Anion Gap, BUN/Creatinine Ratio, Calculated Osmolality, Calculated eGFR, and a calculated Modified Cockcroft Gault CrCl. 

Methodology

See individual tests 

Testing Frequency

Daily,  Monday - Sunday 

 

Reviewed By

Sandy Hammett 

Reviewed Date

1-24-18 

Supplemental

  

Reviewed by Sandy Hammett on January 24, 2018

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