BMP

CPT Code

80048

Specimen Type

Blood

Container Type

Serum Separator Tube (SST)/Yellow

Stability

Room Temperature, 8 hours; 2-8°C, 7 days

Handling Instructions

Allow to clot for 30 mins, centrifuge within 2 hours

Clinical Notes

The comprehensive metabolic panel is a group of eight biochemical tests that provides information regarding fluid and electrolyte status, renal function, and glucose level. Abnormal results, particularly patterns of abnormal results, may indicate a problem which needs further evaluation.