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Comprehensive Metabolic Panel

Testing Information

Sample Type
Test Codes
CPT Code
Testing Area
Core Lab - Chemistry
Test Methodology
Abbott Alinity - Varies
Reference Range
The CMP includes Albumin, Alkaline Phosphatase, Alanine Aminotransferase, Total Bilirubin, Blood Urea Nitrogen, Calcium, Carbon Dioxide, Chloride, Creatinine, Glucose, Potassium, Sodium, and Total Protein. Please see the corresponding individual test entry for the appropriate reference range.
Expected Turnaround Time
Results Available 24 hours from Receipt at the laboratory.
Specimen Collection Criteria
Collect one gold top SST tube (minimum whole blood: 4 mL). Let specimen clot for 30-60 minutes and then centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Refrigerate after centrifugation.
Rejection Criteria
Grossly hemolyzed specimens, quantity not sufficient, improperly labeled
Specimen Validity and Retention
Centrifuged SST Tubes:Room Temperature (20-25°C): 4 hoursRefrigerated (2-8°C): 7 daysFrozen (-20°C or greater): UnacceptableSerum Aliquots:Room Temperature (20-25°C): 4 hoursRefrigerated (2-8°C): 7 daysFrozen (-20°C or greater): 7 daysSpecimens retained for 7 days after testing
Courier Transportation
Transport centrifuged tube refrigerated (2-8°C)
Clinical Utility
Comprehensive Metabolic Panels are used as a general health indicator and can be utilized to assess a wide array of body systems.