31340:UPGRADE FOR COMPREHENSIVE METABOLIC PANEL

Print View Attached Docs:
31340:UPGRADE FOR COMPREHENSIVE METABOLIC PANEL
Methodology: DXC Dry Slide Technology
Edit Date: 10/14/2008
Components: Albumin / Bilirubin, Total / Alkaline Phosphatase / Protein / AST (SGOT) / ALT ( SGPT)
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day
CPT Code: 82040 / 82247 / 84075 / 84155 / 84450 / 84460
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: ORDER ONLY WHEN AN UPGRADE TO THE COMPREHENSIVE METABOLIC PANEL IS NEEDED.
One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 4 mL green top or 4.5 mL PST tube (lithium heparin). Patient should fast 8-12 hours for a fasting glucose. Otherwise a non-fasting specimen is acceptable. Do not draw from a limb receiving an intravenous infusion. Patient should avoid exercising forearm before collection which can cause an elevation in potassium level.
Handling: Allow to clot. Centrifuge SST within one hour of collection and transport in original tube. Centrifuge green top tube within 30 minutes of collection and separate plasma into a plastic tube for transport. Refrigerate.
Stability: 7 days refrigerated.
Standard Volume: 2 mL serum or plasma.
Minimum Volume: 1 mL serum or plasma.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis; specimen left in contact with cells for more than 3 hours; tubes other than those specified.