Metabolic Panel (8), Basic

CPT: 80048
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  • Basic Metabolic Panel

Test Includes

BUN; BUN:creatinine ratio; calcium, serum; carbon dioxide, total; chloride, serum; creatinine, serum; eGFR calculation; glucose, serum; potassium, serum; sodium, serum

Expected Turnaround Time

Within 1 day

Related Documents

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AMA-Recognized Organ and Disease Panels

Specimen Requirements


Serum (preferred) or plasma


1 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)


Gel-barrier tube (send entire tube) is preferred. Red-top tube or green-top (lithium heparin) tube is acceptable.


Draw blood in a gel-barrier tube and centrifuge. If red-top tube or green-top tube is used, centrifuge within 45 minutes of draw, remove the serum or plasma, and place in a transport tube and tightly stopper the tube.

Storage Instructions

Room temperature

Stability Requirements



Room temperature

14 days


14 days


14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x3

Patient Preparation

Patient should fast for 12 hours preceding collection of specimen.

Test Details


See individual tests.


Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
322758 Basic Metabolic Panel (8) 24321-2 001032 Glucose mg/dL 2345-7
322758 Basic Metabolic Panel (8) 24321-2 001040 BUN mg/dL 3094-0
322758 Basic Metabolic Panel (8) 24321-2 001370 Creatinine mg/dL 2160-0
322758 Basic Metabolic Panel (8) 24321-2 011577 BUN/Creatinine Ratio 3097-3
322758 Basic Metabolic Panel (8) 24321-2 001198 Sodium mmol/L 2951-2
322758 Basic Metabolic Panel (8) 24321-2 001180 Potassium mmol/L 2823-3
322758 Basic Metabolic Panel (8) 24321-2 001206 Chloride mmol/L 2075-0
322758 Basic Metabolic Panel (8) 24321-2 001578 Carbon Dioxide, Total mmol/L 2028-9
322758 Basic Metabolic Panel (8) 24321-2 001016 Calcium mg/dL 17861-6
322758 Basic Metabolic Panel (8) 24321-2 100779 eGFR mL/min/1.73 98979-8

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