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Lab Test Dictionary

Basic Metabolic Panel


American Medical Association Basic Metabolic Panel, Chem Panel 7, AMA7, BMP

Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

RCHSD Chemistry

Epic ID


Lab Test Days

As received

Standard TAT

2 hrs

Stat TAT

1 hr

Collection Information

Specimen Required

1.0 mL Minimum

Container Type

Light Green (Lithium Heparin PST)

Collection Instructions

Gold or red top tube also acceptable

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Test Volume Required

0.3 mL

Minimum Test Volume

0.3 mL

Processing Instructions

Centrifuge, separate, and deliver to chemistry.

Included Tests

Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Carbon Dioxide(CO2), Glucose, Blood Urea Nitrogen(BUN), Creatinine, Calcium


NOTE: For small infants, 0.6 ml blood in light green microtainer is acceptable. (For single analysis)

CPT Codes