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TEST DESCRIPTION

TEST CODE

CMP

CPT CODE

80053

EXPECTED TURNAROUND TIME

2-5 days 
(TAT is the interval starting when a specimen and order are received in the laboratory and ends with release of the test result.) In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary. In the event that reflex testing is performed TAT turnaround times can be extended.

TEST INCLUDES

Anion Gap; AST(SGOT); Bilirubin, total; Total Protein; Globulin; Alk Phos; eGFR non-African Am; Potassium; ALT(SGPT); Glucose; Albumin; Sodium; Calcium; CO2; BUN;Chloride; GFR Comment; Creatinine

SYNONYMS

NA

COLLECTION

SPECIMEN

Whole Blood

COLLECTION CONTAINERS

Gold top tube (SST)

COLLECTION AMOUNTS

Preferred: 4.0mL
Minimum: 2.0mL

REJECTION CRITERIA

EDTA, citrate, fluoride/oxalate plasma and hemolyzed specimens are unacceptable.

PROCESSING

SPECIMEN PROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS

Allow red top or SST to clot for 20-30 minutes. CRITICAL: Centrifuge specimen to separate serum/plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. If using non-gel barrier tubes, aliquot 2.0 mL (minimum 1.0) serum/plasma into transport tube. Refrigerate.

PROCESSING SPECIMENS

Serum

PROCESSED AMOUNTS

Preferred: 2.0mL
Minimum: 1.0mL

SHIPPING/TRANSPORT & STORAGE

STABILITIES/STORAGE

AMBIENT
REFRIGERATED
FROZEN

8 hour(s)
2 day(s)
1 week(s)

Note: When stored longer than 8 hours, samples must be protected from light.

SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS

Ship refrigerated