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Test Code METABOLIC Basic Metabolic Panel

Performing Laboratory

Northwell Health Laboratories

Methodology

Profile Information: (includes GFR calculation)
Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) Creatinine 
Calcium  Glucose 
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Potassium 
Chloride  Sodium 

 

Reference Values

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Test Classification and CPT Coding

80048

Physician Office Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:  Gold-top tube or Mint Green (Li Hep) Tubes

Specimen:  1 mL of serum or plasma

Transport Temperature:  Refrigerate

Collection Instructions: 

After collecting blood in tube mix well by inverting tube gently 10 times. For gold-top tubes let blood stand for at least 30 minutes so blood will clot and then centrifuge. For mint green-top tubes mix blood well and centrifuge immediately. Do not open tubes – Avoid exposure of specimen to atmosphere.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Computer Interface Code

PDM # 5302000