Basic Metabolic Panel

Test Code

Alias/See Also
Basic Met; Basic Metabolic; BMP;BMP with EGFR

CPT Codes

Includes: BUN/Creatinine Ratio (calculated), Calcium (total) (70167), Carbon Dioxide (70162), Chloride (70161), Creatinine (70174), GFR Estimated, Glucose (484), Potassium (733), Sodium (70156), Urea Nitrogen (BUN) (70166)

Preferred Specimen
SST/GST Serum Only

Minimum Volume
1 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
plasma from Lithium Heparin tube

Barrier tubes (serum separator tubes or plasma separator tubes) are preferred. Red top serum unacceptable for testing.

Collection notes: Avoid hemolysis. Invert tubes at least 8 times. Allow to clot in an upright position for 30 minutes. Within 2 hours, centrifuge tubes 10 minutes. Keep tightly stoppered.

Do NOT re-centrifuge tubes. Do NOT freeze the primary collection tube.

Transport Container
Original tube preferred, may be sent in a screw-top transfer tube.

Transport Temperature
Room Temperature or Refrigerated

Specimen Stability
see individual components

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Hemolysis, Lipemia, incorrect specimen type, insufficient sample volume, improper storage conditions, exceeds specimen stability guidelines, contaminated sample.

See Individual components

Setup Schedule

Report Available

Clinical Significance
See Individual Analytes

Performing Laboratory
Compunet Clinical Laboratories, LLC
2308 Sandridge Drive
Moraine, OH 45439

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.