Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) Panel, Outpatient

Abbrev Code:TPN   
Order Code:LAB1037Order Name:Parenteral Nutrition Panel
Order Instructions:Order CCOMP (LAB17), MG (LAB103), DBIL (LAB52), PHOS (LAB113), PREALB (LAB115), and TRIG (LAB134)
Methodology:See individual test listings
CPT Codes: 80053 x1, 82248 x1, 83735 x1, 84100 x1, 84134 x1, 84478 x1
Test Includes:Comprehensive metabolic panel [albumin, alkaline phosphatase, ALT, AST, bilirubin (Total), calcium, chloride, CO2, creatinine, glucose, potassium, protein (total), sodium, urea nitrogen], bilirubin (direct and total), magnesium, phosphorus, prealbumin, and triglyceride.
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2.5 mL in green (lithium heparin, gel) AND 2.5 mL in red or gold (gel)
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL in green (lithium heparin, gel) AND 0.6 mL in red or gold (gel)
Container:St Johns/St Joseph/Woodwinds - Red (no gel)
Causes for Rejection:Specimen not separated from cells within 2 hours of collection (4 hours for Home Health specimens).

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Process within 2 hours (4 hours for Home Health specimens). Centrifuge and aliquot 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum plasma; and 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum serum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Range, UMMC-East Bank, Oxboro Bloom, Lakes, Ridges, Northland, Southdale, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, St. Joseph's, St. John's, Woodwinds)


Critical Range:See individual test listings.
Reference Range:See individual test listings.

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