Basic Metabolic Panel
Container/Tube: Serum gel or lithium heparin
Sample Volume: Submit full tubes.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum or plasma
- Submit specimens in their original tubes.
- Centrifuge tubes if there is a delay in transport of more than 1 hour.
Storage: Samples are stable for up to 24 hours at 2 – 8ºC.
Unacceptable Conditions: Samples with moderate or marked hemolysis will be rejected.