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Basic Metabolic Panel  (BASIC MET)

Synonyms:  BMP
Specimen:  Blood; Preferred: (1) PST (green top Lithium heparin). Alternate: (1) SST (serum separator) or Red (no preservative)
                        Volume:  Full primary tube
Minimum Volume:  200 microL serum/plasma
Collection:  If tube other than a PST (plasma separator tube) or SST is collected, transfer serum or plasma to a tightly capped plastic aliquot tube within 2 hours of collection for transport. Refrigerate at 2-8°C for 7 days.
Storage:  Refrigerate at 2-8 ° C for 7 days.
Rejection Criteria:  Hemolysis; improper labeling.
Reference Range:  See individual analytes
Methodology: 
Test Use:  Quantitative measurement of each analyte in human serum and plasma.
Additional Information:  No Additional Information Listed
Testing Includes:  Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, CO2, BUN, Glucose, Creatinine, Calcium.
Testing Facility:  AnMed Health Laboratory