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Test Code LAB0207704 Basic Metabolic Panel


Profile Information:
Calcium Glucose, Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS)
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Potassium (K+)
Chloride Sodium
Creatinine with Estimated GFR (CKD-EPI) Urea Nitrogen (BUN)



Performing Laboratory

CentraCare Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Plasma


Preferred:  Green top (lithium heparin)

Acceptable:  Serum, Na Heparin (label specimen appropriately)

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Microtainer:  0.2 ml

Collection Instructions:

1. Fasting patient (minimum 4-hour fast with water).

2. Spin down and separate plasma from cells within 1 hour of draw.

3. Avoid hemolysis.

Specimen Transport Temperature


Reference Values

See individual test listings.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding