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Lab Dept:

Chemistry

Test Name:

COMPREHENSIVE METABOLIC PANEL

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

PR12

Synonyms:

CMP; SMA12

CPT Codes:

80053 – Comprehensive metabolic panel

Test Includes:

Albumin in g/dL; Bilirubin, Total in mg/dL; Calcium in mEq/L; Carbon Dioxide in meq/L; Chloride in mEq/L; Creatinine in mg/dL; Glucose in mg/dL; Phophatase, Alkaline in U/L; Potassium in mEq/L; Protein, Total on g/dL; Sodium in mEq/L; Transferase, alanine amino(ALT/SGPT) in U/L; Transferase, aspartate amino (AST/SGOT) in U/L; Urea Nitrogen (BUN) in mg/dL; Anion Gap. See individual test listings for more specific information.

Logistics

Test Indications:

The Comprehensive Metabolic Panel may be used as a broad screening tool for diabetes, liver disease and kidney disease.

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

4 hours

Special Instructions:

Avoid prolonged contact with red cells. See Collection.

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Blood

Container:

Preferred: Green top (Li Heparin) tube
Alternate: Red top tube

Draw Volume:

2.7 ml (Minimum: 1.5 mL) blood
Note:
A completely filled 3 mL vacutainer is the preferred specimen.

Processed Volume:

0.35 mL plasma/serum

Collection:

Collect sample anaerobically or minimize exposure to air for TCO2.

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Centrifuge specimen, remove serum/plasma aliquot into plastic sample cup. Analyze sample immediately or store at refrigerated temperatures. Once the sample is opened (uncapped), the sample must be processed within 1 hour for TCO2.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Gross hemolysis; mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

See individual test listing

Critical Values:

See individual test listing

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

See individual test listing

Contraindications:

N/A

References:

See individual test listing

Update:

8/28/2005: No longer reporting BUN/Creat Ratio.



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