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Renal Function Panel CPT: 80069

Test Includes

Albumin, serum; BUN; BUN:creatinine ratio; calcium, serum; carbon dioxide, total; chloride, serum; creatinine, serum; glucose, serum; phosphorus, serum; potassium, serum; sodium, serum.

Expected Turnaround Time

Within 1 day

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Serum (preferred) or plasma (lithium heparin only). EDTA plasma causes decreased results.

Volume

1 mL

Minimum Volume

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

Container

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

Collection

Separate serum or plasma from cells within 45 minutes of collection.

Storage Instructions

Maintain specimen at room temperature.

Stability Requirements

Temperature Period
Room Temperature 7 days
Refrigerated 14 days
Frozen 14 days
Freeze/thaw/ cycles Stable x 3

Patient Information

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.