Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
Ordering Recommendation
Quantitative Ion-Selective Electrode/Quantitative Enzymatic/Quantitative Spectrophotometry
Within 24 hours  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Plasma separator tube or serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Protect from light. Allow serum tube to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 30 minutes of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Amber Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions
EDTA, citrate, oxalate, or sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate.  
After separation from cells: Ambient: Calcium and CO2: 4 hours, All others: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; 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), Alkaline Phosphatase, Serum or Plasma (0020005), Aspartate Aminotransferase, Serum or Plasma (0020007), Alanine Aminotransferase, Serum or Plasma (0020008), Bilirubin, Total, Serum or Plasma (0020032), 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), Potassium, Plasma or Serum (0020002), Protein, Total, Plasma or Serum (0020029), Sodium, Plasma or Serum (0020001), and Urea Nitrogen, Plasma or Serum (0020023).
CPT Code(s)
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0020001Sodium, Serum or Plasma
0020002Potassium, Serum or Plasma
0020003Chloride, Serum or Plasma
0020004Carbon Dioxide, Serum or Plasma
0020005Alkaline Phosphatase
0020007Aspartate Aminotransferase
0020008Alanine Aminotransferase
0020023Urea Nitrogen, Serum or Plasma
0020024Glucose, Serum or Plasma
0020025Creatinine, Serum or Plasma
0020027Calcium, Serum or Plasma
0020029Protein Total, Serum/Plasma
0020030Albumin, Serum or Plasma
0020032Bilirubin, Total, Serum or Plasma
0020396Anion Gap
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