Comprehensive Metabolic Panel

ORDER CODE: METC

ORDERING

SPECIMEN

PROCESSING

RESULTS

Test Code

SHC TEST CODE LPCH TEST CODE
LABMETC LAB17

Specialty

General Chemistry

Synonyms

Chem23

CPT Code

80053
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)
4 mL 2 mL, or 2 full Microtainer tubes

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

Potentiometry (Indirect Ion-Specific Electrode), Spectrophotometry

Components

COMPONENT
Albumin
Alk P'Tase
Total
ALT (SGPT)
AST (SGOT)
Urea Nitrogen
Calcium
Chloride
C02
Creatinine
glucose
Globulin
Potassium
sodium
Total Bilirubin
Total Protein

Test Code

SHC TEST CODE LPCH TEST CODE
LABMETC LAB17

Specialty

General Chemistry

Synonyms

Chem23

CPT Code

80053

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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 Container Image 3

Volume

REQUESTED VOLUME MINIMUM VOLUME(PEDIATRIC)
4 mL 2 mL, or 2 full Microtainer tubes

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

Potentiometry (Indirect Ion-Specific Electrode), Spectrophotometry

Components

COMPONENT
Albumin
Alk P'Tase
Total
ALT (SGPT)
AST (SGOT)
Urea Nitrogen
Calcium
Chloride
C02
Creatinine
glucose
Globulin
Potassium
sodium
Total Bilirubin
Total Protein

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