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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Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Plasma separator tube or serum separator tube (SST). 
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: 2 weeks 
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).
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
0020005Alkaline Phosphatase6768-6
0020007Aspartate Aminotransferase1920-8
0020008Alanine Aminotransferase1742-6
0020023Urea Nitrogen, Serum or Plasma3094-0
0020024Glucose, Serum or Plasma2345-7
0020025Creatinine, Serum or Plasma2160-0
0020027Calcium, Serum or Plasma17861-6
0020029Protein Total, Serum/Plasma2885-2
0020030Albumin, Serum or Plasma1751-7
0020032Bilirubin, Total, Serum or Plasma1975-2
0020396Anion Gap33037-3
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