Name: Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
Test Name: Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
Health Link Test Code: METB
LIS Test Code: CMP
CPT Code(s): 80053
Electrolytes, Glucose, BUN, Creatinine, Calcium, Albumin, Total Protein, Total Bilirubin, AST, ALT, Alkaline Phosphatase
Methodology: See individual tests.
Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.
Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.
Collection Container: Green cap with yellow ring (PST)
Also Acceptable: Green top, Red cap with yellow ring (SST), Red top
Tube must be at least one quarter full.
Collection Volume: 3 mL
Pediatric Collection Volume: 1 mL
Sample Analyzed: Plasma or serum
Testing Volume: 1 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.5 mL
Centrifuge immediately. If a complete barrier has not formed, transfer cell-free plasma/serum to plastic vial. Tube or plastic vial must be 25% full and capped. Refrigerate.
Transport specimen to laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.
Potassium, glucose, AST: Hemolyzed specimens and whole blood specimens greater than 2 hours old when received by the laboratory are not acceptable.
CO2: Tubes must be 25% full and capped.
See individual tests for reference intervals, individual test stabilities, or test limitations.
Critical Calls: yes