Renal Function Panel
Ordering Recommendation

Evaluate for kidney dysfunction in patients with known risk factors (eg, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, family history of kidney disease). Panel includes albumin, calcium, carbon dioxide, creatinine, chloride, glucose, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, and BUN and a calculated anion gap value.

Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay/Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Plasma separator tube or serum separator tube. 
Specimen Preparation
Allow serum tube to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.4 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens collected in citrate, EDTA, or oxalate. 
After separation from cells: Ambient:  4 hours; Refrigerated: 4 days; Frozen: 6 months 
Reference Interval
By report (reports may vary based on instrumentation)
Interpretive Data

Tests included in this panel: Albumin, Serum or Plasma (0020030); Calcium, Serum or Plasma (0020027); Carbon Dioxide, Serum or Plasma (0020004); Creatinine, Serum or Plasma (0020025); Chloride, Serum or Plasma (0020003); Glucose, Serum or Plasma (0020024); Phosphorous, Inorganic, Serum or Plasma (0020028); Potassium, Plasma or Serum (0020002); Sodium, Plasma or Serum (0020001); and Urea Nitrogen, Plasma or Serum (0020023).
Hotline History
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020001Sodium, Serum or Plasma2951-2
0020002Potassium, Serum or Plasma2823-3
0020003Chloride, Serum or Plasma2075-0
0020004Carbon Dioxide, Serum or Plasma2028-9
0020023Urea Nitrogen, Serum or Plasma3094-0
0020024Glucose, Serum or Plasma2345-7
0020025Creatinine, Serum or Plasma2160-0
0020027Calcium, Serum or Plasma17861-6
0020028Phosphorus, Inorganic, Serum or Plasma2777-1
0020030Albumin, Serum or Plasma1751-7
0020396Anion Gap33037-3
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, please click the sidebar link to access the Interface Map.
  • Albumin, Serum or Plasma Anion Gap
  • Calcium, Serum or Plasma
  • Carbon Dioxide, Serum or Plasma
  • Chloride, Serum or Plasma
  • Creatinine, Serum or Plasma
  • Glucose, Serum or Plasma
  • kidney panel
  • Phosphorus, Inorganic, Serum or Plasma
  • Potassium, Serum or Plasma
  • renal kidney blood panel
  • Sodium, Serum or Plasma
  • Urea Nitrogen, Serum or Plasma