5354 Gulf Drive New Port Richey, FL 34652

Test Code


CTP Code(s)

Clinical Significance

Comprehensive Metabolic Panel is among the initial testing performed by a healthcare professional to establish important information about the current status of your metabolism, including kidney and liver function, electrolyte, acid/base balance, levels of blood glucose and blood protein; also it is used to manage known conditions, such as hypertension, and to monitor the use of medication affects on the kidneys and liver.

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Test Details


Listed in alphabetical order:Albumin, Albumin/Globulin Ratio (calculated), Alkaline Phosphatase, ALT, AST, BUN/Creatinine Ratio (calculated), Calcium, Carbon Dioxide, Chloride, Creatinine with GFR Estimated, Globulin (calculated), Glucose, Potassium, Sodium, Total Bilirubin, Total Protein, Urea Nitrogen

Alternative Name(s)


Performing Laboratory

Mainstream Diagnostic Laboratory 5354 Gulf Dr New Port Richey, FL 34652

LOINC codes

1742-6, 1751-7, 1759-0, 1920-8, 1975-2, 2028-9, 2075-0, 2160-0, 2345-7, 2823-3, 2885-2, 2951-2, 3094-0, 3097-3, 6768-6, 10834-0, 17861-6, 48643-1, 77147-7

Preferred Specimen(s)


Alternative Specimen(s)

Spun SST

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL

Collection Instructions

Red-top tubes (no gel): Place the specimen in the refrigerator or ice bath for 30 minutes after collection. Centrifuge the specimen as soon as possible after complete clot formation. Transfer the serum to a plastic specimen transport tube. Mark the specimen type as serum on the transport tube.

Barrier gel separator tubes: Place the specimen in a refrigerator for 30 minutes after collection. Do not place barrier tubes in an ice bath as freezing may prevent the barrier gel from adequately separating from cells. Centrifuge specimen as soon as possible after complete clot formation, ensuring that the barrier gel completely separates serum from cells.

Note: It is very important to centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from red blood cells as soon as possible to avoid falsely elevated results.

Transport Container

Plastic Transport Tube

Transport Temperature

Room Temperature

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: 72 hours

Refrigerated: 72 hours

Frozen: Unacceptable

Reject Criteria

Citrate plasma specimen; improper labeling

Setup Schedule


Reference ranges serve as a general guideline. The laboratory report will contain the most current interpretaion.

AMA provides guidance for the refernced CPT codes. We provided them for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. If you have coding questions please refer to the payer being billed.

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