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Test Code 2005-Fasting BMP; 1851-Random BMP Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP)

Performing Laboratory

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Laboratory


Profile Information:
Anion Gap, Calculated Glucose
Calcium, Total Potassium
Chloride Sodium
CO2, Total Urea Nitrogen (BUN)










General Information:

See Common Panel Test Combinations in Special Instructions to avoid duplicate test requests when multiple panels are ordered.

Method Name:

See individual test listings.

Literature References:

See individual test listings.

Specimen Requirements

Hospital Patient:

Specimen Type: Plasma
Container/Tube: Mint-green top (lithium heparin)
Specimen Volume: Full tube



Non Hospital Patient:

Lithium heparin and potassium oxalate/sodium fluoride plasma are required.


Specimen Type: Lithium heparin plasma
Container/Tube: Mint-green top (lithium heparin)
Specimen Volume: Full tube



Specimen Type: Potassium oxalate/sodium fluoride plasma
Container/Tube: Grey-top (potassium oxalate/sodium fluoride)
Specimen Volume: Full tube


Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Turnaround Time:
STAT: 1 hour after receipt in laboratory 
Routine: 2 to 4 hours after receipt in laboratory

Reference Values

See individual test listings.

Test Classification and CPT Coding


Additional Information

For BJH Laboratory Use Only
Alternate Tube:

1 dark green-top (lithium heparin) tube
1 red-top tube
Analyte Stability:

See Analyte Stability Chart in Special Instructions.

Laboratory Processing Instructions:
Test performed in BJH Core Lab.  Processed by automated line for delivery to the Cobas 8000. Test performed in North Campus Laboratory. Centrifuge upon receipt and deliver to the Modular. Completed specimens are stored refrigerated for 5 days. 

Specimen Transport Temperature


LOINC Code Information

Name LOINC Code
Anion Gap 10466-1
Calcium, Total 17861-6
Chloride 2075-0
CO2, Total 1962-0
Creatinine 2160-0
Glucose 2345-7
Potassium 2823-3
Sodium 2951-2
Urea Nitrogen 3094-0