Test directory: Basic Metabolic Profile

Ordering Code907
Test NameBasic Metabolic Profile
AliasIncludes testing for: Glucose, Blood Urea Nitrogen
(BUN), Creatinine, Sodium (Na), Potassium (K), Chloride
(Cl), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Calcium (Ca), Anion Gap
(calculated), Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR,
Preferred SpecimenSerum
Preferred ContainerSST (Gold)
Other Specimen/ContainerPlasma in Lithium Heparin (Green),
Serum in Plain (Red)
Optimum Volume1 mL
Collection InstructionsFasting specimen preferred but not required. For a fasting glucose level, patient must be fasting for a minimum of 8 hours.
Handling InstructionsKeep specimen &/or aliquot samples capped.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 24 Hours
Refrigerated: 2 Days
Frozen: 1 Month
Once sample has been uncapped, it is stable refrigerated for 4 hours for CO2 testing.
Rejection CriteriaHemolyzed, Uncapped or loosely capped specimens/aliquots,
Specimen older than stability limits, Insufficient quantity
Avail. StatYES
Analytic Time1 Day
MethodologySee individual analytes

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Glucose>=5M70-99<= 50>= 40070-99>= 400<= 50mg/dL
Glucose0-4M70-99<= 60>= 30070-99>= 300<= 60mg/dL
eGFR CKD-EPI Cr 2021ALL>=90*>=90*mL/min/1.73m(2)
eGFR CKD-EPI Cr 2021 MALL>=90*mL/min/1.73m(2)
eGFR CKD-EPI Cr 2021 FALL>=90*mL/min/1.73m(2)
Sodium>=19Y133-145<= 120>= 160133-145>= 160<= 120mEq/L
Sodium0-18Y133-145<= 130>= 150133-145>= 150<= 130mEq/L
Potassium>=13Y3.3-5.1<= 2.4>= 6.13.3-5.1>= 6.1<= 2.4mEq/L
Potassium2Y-12Y3.4-4.7<= 2.4>= 6.13.4-4.7>= 6.1<= 2.4mEq/L
Potassium1D-2Y4.1-5.3<= 2.4>= 6.14.1-5.3>= 6.1<= 2.4mEq/L
Potassium0-1D3.7-5.9<= 2.4>= 6.13.7-5.9>= 6.1<= 2.4mEq/L
ChlorideALL95-108<= 70>= 13095-108>= 130<= 70mEq/L
CO2ALL21-30<= 10>= 4021-30>= 40<= 10mEq/L
CalciumALL8.3-10.5<= 6.5>= 13.08.3-10.5>= 13.0<= 6.5mg/dL