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COMPREHENSIVE METABOLIC PANEL (900323)

CPT Code:

80053

Specimen Requirements:

1 refrigerated unopened barrier tube (1 mL minimum). Spin and separate the serum as soon as possible after clot formation (prefer within 45 minutes after collection). Be sure barrier forms a complete separation between serum and cells. Fasting 8-12 hours required. Avoid hemolysis and lipemia. (Test includes: Glucose, Urea Nitrogen (BUN), Creatinine, Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Carbon Dioxide, Protein, Total; Albumin, Calcium, Alkaline Phosphatase, ALT, AST, Bilirubin, Total). (also includes calculations: BUN/Creat Ratio, Anion Gap, Globulin, ALb/Glob Ratio, and eGFR)

Stability:

7 days refrigerated

Minimum Collection Volume:

1 mL

Methodology:

See individual tests.

Transport Temperature:

Refrigerated

Container Type:

Serum: Barrier or plain red-top tube, be sure serum is separated from cells within 45 minutes.

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