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BASIC METABOLIC PANEL (BMP)

Department: Chemistry
Test Synonym(s): BMP
Test Components: NA, K, CL, CO2, Glucose, BUN, CA and Creatinine
CPT Codes: 80048
Methodology: See individual components
Reference Range: See individual components for reference range
Tube Type: Light green PST (Lithium Heparin with gel) tube - 4.5 mL
Specimen: Plasma
Pediatric Requirements: 2 light green top microtainers
Volume: 1 mL plasma
Minimum Volume: 0.6 mL plasma
Temperature: Separate within one hour and store at ambient temperature until delivery
Stability: < 3 days at 4C; 6 months at -20C
Reasons for Rejection: Hemolysis, improper collection
Days Performed: Daily
Times Performed: COntinuous
TAT: STAT: 1 hour; ROUTINE: 2 hours after receiving in lab

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