Basic Metabolic Panel

Method Name



Basic Metabolic Panel; BMP; AMA BMP; AMA Basic Metabolic Panel, AMA Basic Metabolic Panel

Specimen Required

One Lithium Heparin separator or One SST/gel tube

Specimen Minimum Volume

4.0 mL of blood

Specimen Stability Information

Allow specimen to clot, then centrifuge for 10 minutes. Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

Special Instructions

Includes: Glucose, BUN, Creatinine, Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Carbon Dioxide, and Calcium.

Performing Laboratory

As ordered. Turn around time is 4 hours.

Reference Values

See individual tests