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Test Code RPNL Renal Function Panel

Specimen Type

Plasma

Container/Tube

Li-Heparin  Mint Green Top

Offsite Collection Instructions

1. Collect sample following standard collection methods
2. Within 2 hours of collection the sample must be spun and
aliquoted
3. Transport refrigerated  (2 – 8C).

Turnaround Time

3 hours

Test Includes

Glucose, Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Carbon Dioxide, Anion Gap
(IGAP) Calculation, Urea Nitrogen,
Creatinine, Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFRE), Calcium, Phosphorus, Albumin

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Test Usage

Refer to individual test entries.

Test Limitations

Refer to individual analytes for test limitations.

Additional Information

The anion gap will be calculated as [Na] – [Cl +
HCO3].

GFRE (mL/min/BSA) = 175 x (CR) -1.154 x (age) -0.203 x (0.742 if
female)

GFRE not calculated for patients
<18 years old; no racial adjustment added; IDMS-traceable

Fee Code

43184

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

24 hours, 7 days a week including holidays.

STAT DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

N/A

CPT

80069

Method Name

See Individual tests for Methodology

Reference Values

Refer to individual test entries.
Refer to creatinine for calculated GFR
reference range.
The anion gap will be calculated as [Na] – [Cl +
HCO3]. The reference range for this calculated result is 6
– 15 mEq/L.

Reject Due To

Whole blood/unspun samples greater than 6 hours will be
rejected.

STAT Turnaround Time

N/A

Synonyms

N/A

UCMC Collection Instructions

1. Collect sample following standard collection methods
2. Within 2 hours of collection the sample must be received in
Laboratory Service Center
3. Transport room temperature (15 – 25C).

Included in Additional codes

N/A

Coverage Information

N/A

Stability: Room Temp

See individual analytes for stability information