Basic Metabolic Panel

ORDER CODE: METB

ORDERING

SPECIMEN

PROCESSING

RESULTS

Test Code

SHC TEST CODE LPCH TEST CODE
LABMETB LAB15

Specialty

General Chemistry

Synonyms

Chem10

CPT Code

80048
Preferred Specimen Type
Plasma/Serum
Container Type
Preferred: Mint-top gel tube (lithium heparin); acceptable: SST Gold-top gel tube
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Volume

REQUESTED VOLUME MINIMUM VOLUME(PEDIATRIC)
3 mL 1.5 mL, or 1 full Microtainer tube

Specimen Stability

Special Handling
Specimens must be centrifuged within 2 hours of collection. After centrifugation, specimens are stable for 7 days at 2 to 8°C. Keep tube capped.
Causes for Rejection
Gray-top tube (sodium fluoride)

Department

Chemistry

Standard Run Time(s)

24 hours/7 days a week

Turnaround Time

ROUTINE STAT
4 hours 1 hour

Methodology

Indirect ISE (Ion-Specific Electrode), Spectrophotometry

Components

COMPONENT
Urea Nitrogen
Calcium
Chloride
CO2
Creatinine
Glucose
Potassium
Sodium

Test Code

SHC TEST CODE LPCH TEST CODE
LABMETB LAB15

Specialty

General Chemistry

Synonyms

Chem10

CPT Code

80048

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Preferred Specimen Type
Plasma/Serum
Container Type
Preferred: Mint-top gel tube (lithium heparin); acceptable: SST Gold-top gel tube
Container Image 1 Container Image 2

Volume

REQUESTED VOLUME MINIMUM VOLUME(PEDIATRIC)
3 mL 1.5 mL, or 1 full Microtainer tube

Specimen Stability

Special Handling
Specimens must be centrifuged within 2 hours of collection. After centrifugation, specimens are stable for 7 days at 2 to 8°C. Keep tube capped.
Causes for Rejection
Gray-top tube (sodium fluoride)

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Department

Chemistry

Standard Run Time(s)

24 hours/7 days a week

Turnaround Time

ROUTINE STAT
4 hours 1 hour

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Methodology

Indirect ISE (Ion-Specific Electrode), Spectrophotometry

Components

COMPONENT
Urea Nitrogen
Calcium
Chloride
CO2
Creatinine
Glucose
Potassium
Sodium

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