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Test Mnemonic BMP Basic Metabolic Panel

Methodology

Profile Information: 
Anion GAP (Calculation)Glucose, Fasting
CalciumPotassium
Carbon Dioxide Sodium
ChlorideUrea Nitrogen, (BUN)
Creatinine 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clinical Significance:

Used to evaluate in a general way the chemical status of a patient.

Performing Laboratory

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Physician Office Specimen Requirements

Container:  Serum gel tube(s)

Specimen:  1 mL of serum

Transport Temperature:  Refrigerate

Collection Instructions:  Fasting preferred.  Avoid hemolysis and lipemia.

Reference Values

See individual test listings.

Additional Information

Limitations:

Profile procedures used; therefore, abnormal results should be followed up by requesting repeat of individual constituents which were abnormal.