Renal Function Panel CPT: 80069
Expected Turnaround Time
Within 1 day
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
Serum (preferred) or plasma (lithium heparin only). EDTA plasma causes decreased results.
0.5 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)
Gel-barrier tube is preferred. Red-top tube or green-top (heparin) tube is acceptable.
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 45 minutes of collection.
Maintain specimen at room temperature.
To help diagnose and manage conditions affecting kidney function; may be used as part of general health screening or to screen someone who is at risk of developing kidney disease, or to follow someone with known kidney disease.
When you have signs and symptoms that suggest that you may have a condition affecting the function of your kidneys; when you are being treated for kidney disease; when you have certain risk factors for kidney disease, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm.
You may be instructed to fast for 8-12 hours (no food, only water) prior to the test.