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Test Name: Comprehensive Metabolic Panel

Test Code(s): CMP / METB

CPT Code(s): 80053

Test Description: Test Component:

Electrolytes, Glucose, BUN, Creatinine, Calcium, Albumin, Total Protein, Total Bilirubin, AST, ALT, Alkaline Phosphatase


Methodology: See individual tests.

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

Turnaround Time: Stat: 1 hour.
Routine: 4 hours.


Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Blood

Collection Instructions: Tube must be at least one quarter full.

Collection Container: Preferred: Green cap with yellow ring (PST)
Also Acceptable: Green top, Red cap with yellow ring (SST), Red top

Collection Volume: Preferred: 3 mL
Pediatrics: 1 mL

Sample Analyzed: Plasma or serum

Volume Required: Preferred: 1 mL
Pediatrics: 0.5 mL

Specimen Processing: Centrifuge immediately.  If a complete barrier has not formed, transfer cell-free plasma/serum to plastic vial.  Refrigerate.

Specimen Transport: Transport specimen to laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from outreach location.


Interpretation

See individual tests for reference intervals, stability information, or test limitations.

Critical Calls: View

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