Basic metabolic panel

Alphabetical Test listing

Basic metabolic panel-7

  
Basic metabolic panel
  
7
  
80048.0
  
BMP
  
Panel 8
BMP
Basic 8
  
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Chloride
  • C02
  • Glucose
  • BUN
  • Creatinine
  • Calcium
  
Lithium heparin (Li hep) plasma
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.2 mL
  

If the patient has a white blood cell (WBC) count of >50,000, for chemistry testing that includes potassium, the sample should be collected in a gold serum separator (SST) tube and not a Lt green plasma separator (PST) tube.

  

Spin

  

Lt green plasma separator (PST)

  
Serum
  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

Red serum vial/tube, 5 mL

Red serum vial/tube, 10 mL

Red/Grey marble top serum separator (SST) vial/tube, 8.5 mL

  

Gold or Red/Grey marble top:

Immediatley following collection, mix sample by inverting 5 times

  

Gold or Red/Grey marble top:

  1. Allow sample to clot for a minimum of 30 minutes
  2. Spin within two (2) hours of sample collection

Red:

  1. Allow sample to clot
  2. Spin
  3. Transfer serum to a False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL), labelled as serum, within two (2) hours of sample collection
  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

Red/Grey marble top serum separator (SST) tube

False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL)

  

Refrigerated - 4 days

  
  • Improper labels (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Hemolysis (some procedures)
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage temperature affecting results
  • Improper container
  • Leaking container resulting in compromised specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient (QNS)
  
AHL - Chemistry: C
  
Daily
  
1 day
  

See individual tests

  

See report or individual tests

  
80048
  
11/30/2001
  
02/18/2020
  
02/07/2020