Basic Metabolic Panel – See individual components
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Listed in alphabetical order: Calcium, Carbon Dioxide, Chloride, Creatinine with GFR Estimated, Glucose, Potassium, Sodium, Urea Nitrogen, and BUN/Creatinine Ratio (calculated).
Mainstream Diagnostic Laboratory, 5354 Gulf Dr New Port Richey, FL 34652
Red-top tubes (no gel): 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: 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 from red blood cells as soon as possible to avoid falsely elevated results.
Plastic Transport Tube
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
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