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Test Code BCHEM Basic Chemistry Panel

Additional Codes

Ordering Mnemonic
BCHEM

Methodology

Profile Information:
Anion Gap (Calculation) eGFR (Calculation)
Calcium, Total Glucose
Carbon Dioxide Potassium
Chloride Sodium
Creatinine Urea Nitrogen (BUN)

 

Performing Laboratory

Holland Hospital Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Mint-top (lithium heparin)

Specimen Volume:  1 mL of plasma

 

Acceptable: Serum gel, Serum non-barrier, Sodium Heparin

Separate from cells within 2 hours of collection

Label as Plasma or Serum

 

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability Information

Temperature Time
Refrigerated (preferred) 48 hours
Frozen Freeze if >48 hours
Ambient 8 hours

 

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

80048

Reference Values

ANION GAP

3-11 mmol

eGFR

≥60 mL/mn/1.73m2

See individual test listings for other values.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.1 mL