Chem 10

Abbrev Code:IndivCodes   
Order Instructions:Basic Metabolic Panel (CBASIC), Magnesium (MG) and Phosphorus (PHOS)
Methodology:See individual test listings
Test Includes:Calcium, chloride, CO2, creatinine, glucose, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, urea nitrogen
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Green (lithium heparin, gel)
Alternate Containers: Green (lithium heparin) on ICE, Green (sodium heparin, no gel), Red (no gel), Red or gold (gel)
Collection Instructions:Do not allow patient to clench/unclench hand.
Causes for Rejection:Not received in laboratory within 2 hours of collection (4 hours for Home Health specimens).

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 0.32 mL, 0.16 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:If sample received more than 2 hours after collection( 4 hours for Home Health specimens)-notify personnel in CC2.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (UMMC East Bank, UMMC West Bank)


Critical Range:See individual test listings.
Reference Range:See individual test listings.
Use:To evaluate many metabolic parameters; see individual test listings.

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