Basic Metabolic Panel
Test name: Basic Metabolic Panel
Order Code: BMP
Preferred Specimen: 2mL serum in a Serum Separator Tube (SST or Tiger-top)
CPT Code: 80048
Collection: Allow SST to clot in an upright position for 25 min, then centrifuge sample within 30 min of collection. Refrigerate.
Special Instructions and Considerations: Patient should be fasting for 8 hours prior to draw. When blood is drawn and permitted to clot and to stand uncentrifuged at room temperature, the average decrease in serum glucose is about 7 % in 1 hour.
Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Specimen Stability: 3 days refrigerated
Causes for Rejection: Gross hemolysis