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Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (10) CPT: 80053

Test Includes

Alanine aminotransferase (ALT/SGPT); albumin:globulin (A:G) ratio; albumin, serum; alkaline phosphatase, serum; aspartate aminotransferase (AST/SGOT); bilirubin, total; BUN; BUN:creatinine ratio; calcium, serum; carbon dioxide, total; chloride, serum; creatinine, serum; eGFR calculation; globulin, total; glucose, serum; potassium, serum; protein, total, serum; sodium, serum.

Expected Turnaround Time

Within 1 day

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Serum (preferred) or plasma

Volume

1 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)

Container

Gel-barrier tube is preferred (send entire tube). Red-top tube or green-top (heparin) tube is acceptable.

Collection

Draw blood in gel-barrier tube and centrifuge. If red-top tube or green-top tube is used, centrifuge within 45 minutes of draw, remove the serum or plasma, and place in a transport tube and tightly stopper the tube.

Storage Instructions

Room temperature

Stability Requirements

Temperature Period
Room Temperature 3 days
Refrigerated 3 days
Frozen 14 days
Freeze/thaw/ cycles Stable x 2

Patient Information

To give your healthcare provider important information about the current status of your metabolism, including the health of your kidneys and liver as well as electrolyte and acid/base balance and levels of blood glucose and blood proteins; to monitor known conditions, such as hypertension, and to monitor the use of medications to check for any kidney- or liver-related side effects.

As part of a routine health exam; when you are being monitored for a specific condition or are taking medications that may impact your kidney or liver.

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm.

You may need to fast (nothing but water) for 10 to 12 hours prior to the blood draw. Depending on the reason for ordering the CMP, it may be drawn after fasting or on a random basis. Follow any instructions you are given.