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Basic Metabolic Panel

Test Code


The Panel includes BUN, Creatinine, Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, CO2, Glucose, and Calcium.


Testing performed on the DxC 700 AU Analyzer.

Test Utility

This panel is used as a general indicator of metabolic control and to screen for a wide variety of conditions which affect that control.

Specimen Storage and Stability

Acceptable Sample: One Gold Top SST (Minimum Whole Blood: 4.0mL)

Specimen Collection and Preparation

Allow SST specimens to clot 30 to 60 minutes, then immediately centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F).

Specimen Rejection

  • Improperly labeled

  • Specimen grossly

  • Hemolyzed and/or uncentrifuged

Reference Range

See specific analytes for reference ranges.


Monday - Saturday, 16 hours a day.

Result available after getting the specimen in 5 hours.

STAT results available within 2 hours of receipt in the Laboratory.

*NOTE: All Specimen Refrigerated (2-8°C) for 7 days only.


Vibra Health Laboratory

Phone: (248) 846-0663

1307 Allen Dr, Suite A, Troy, MI 48083

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