Sign in →

Test Code BMAMA Basic Metabolic Panel, Serum


Shipping Instructions


Ship specimen protected from light.



Necessary Information


Patient's age and sex are required.

Specimen Required


Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Serum gel tubes should be centrifuged within 2 hours of collection.

2. Red-top tubes should be centrifuged and aliquoted within 2 hours of collection.


Useful For

Routine health monitoring or patient monitoring while hospitalized for information regarding metabolism, including the current kidney status, electrolyte, and acid/base balance, and blood glucose

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
KS Potassium, S Yes Yes
NAS Sodium, S Yes Yes
CL Chloride, S Yes Yes
HCO3 Bicarbonate, S Yes Yes
AGAP Anion Gap No Yes
BUN Bld Urea Nitrog(BUN), S Yes Yes
CRTS1 Creatinine with eGFR, S Yes Yes
CA Calcium, Total, S Yes Yes
GLURA Glucose, Random, S Yes Yes

Method Name

KS, NAS, CL: Potentiometric, Indirect Ion-Selective Electrode

HCO3: Photometric/Enzymatic

AGAP: Sodium-(Bicarbonate + Chloride)

BUN: Photometric, Urease

CRTS1: Enzymatic Colorimetric Assay

CA: Photometric, 5-nitro-5'-methyl-BAPTA

GLURA: Photometric/Hexokinase

Reporting Name

Basic Metabolic Panel, S

Specimen Type

Serum

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.4 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated 24 hours

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild reject; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus

NA

Reference Values

SODIUM

<1 year: not established

≥1 year: 135-145 mmol/L

 

POTASSIUM

<1 year: not established

≥1 year: 3.6-5.2 mmol/L

 

CHLORIDE

<1 year: not established

1-17 years: 102-112 mmol/L

≥18 years: 98-107 mmol/L

 

BICARBONATE

Males:

<1 year: not established

1-2 years: 17-25 mmol/L

3 years: 18-26 mmol/L

4-5 years: 19-27 mmol/L

6-7 years: 20-28 mmol/L

8-17 years: 21-29 mmol/L

≥18 years: 22-29 mmol/L

 

Females:

<1 year: not established

1-3 years: 18-25 mmol/L

4-5 years: 19-26 mmol/L

6-7 years: 20-27 mmol/L

8-9 years: 21-28 mmol/L

≥10 years: 22-29 mmol/L

 

ANION GAP

<7 years: not established

≥7 years: 7-15

 

BLOOD UREA NITROGEN

Males:

<12 months: not established

1-17 years: 7-20 mg/dL

≥18 years: 8-24 mg/dL

 

Females:

<12 months: not established

1-17 years: 7-20 mg/dL

≥18 years: 6-21 mg/dL

 

CREATININE

Males:

0-11 months: 0.17-0.42 mg/dL

1-5 years: 0.19-0.49 mg/dL

6-10 years: 0.26-0.61 mg/dL

11-14 years: 0.35-0.86 mg/dL

≥15 years: 0.74-1.35 mg/dL

 

Females:

0-11 months: 0.17-0.42 mg/dL

1-5 years: 0.19-0.49 mg/dL

6-10 years: 0.26-0.61 mg/dL

11-15 years: 0.35-0.86 mg/dL

≥16 years: 0.59-1.04 mg/dL

 

ESTIMATED GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE (eGFR)

>60 mL/min/BSA

Estimated GFR calculated using the 2009 CKD_EPI creatinine equation

 

CALCIUM

<1 year: 8.7-11.0 mg/dL

1-17 years: 9.3-10.6 mg/dL

18-59 years: 8.6-10.0 mg/dL

60-90 years: 8.8-10.2 mg/dL

>90 years: 8.2-9.6 mg/dL

 

GLUCOSE

0-11 months: not established

≥1 year: 70-140 mg/dL

Interpretation

Basic metabolic panel results are usually evaluated in conjunction with each other for patterns of results. A single abnormal test result could be indicative of something different than if more than 1 of the test results are abnormal. Many conditions will cause abnormal results including kidney failure, breathing problems, and diabetes-related complications.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; Continuously

Analytic Time

Same day/1 day

Specimen Retention Time

1 week

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

84132

84295

82435

82374

84520

82565

82310

82947

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
BMAMA Basic Metabolic Panel, S 24321-2

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
AGAP Anion Gap 33037-3
BUN Bld Urea Nitrog(BUN), S 3094-0
CL Chloride, S 2075-0
GLURA Glucose, Random, S 2345-7
HCO3 Bicarbonate, S 1963-8
CA Calcium, Total, S 17861-6
NAS Sodium, S 2951-2
KS Potassium, S 2823-3
CRTSA Creatinine, S 2160-0
EGNB eGFR-Non Black 88294-4
EGBL eGFR-Black 88293-6