Basic Metabolic Panel

Diagnostic Testing Medical

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

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