Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)
Albumin, Alkaline Phosphatase, ALT, AST, Bilirubin – Total, Calcium, Chloride, Creatinine w/eGFR, Enzymatic Carbon Dioxide, Glucose, Potassium, Total Protein, Sodium & Urea Nitrogen
Specimen Type & Acceptability
7 days refrigerated.
(CO2 is only acceptable for 5 days if it is in an unopened, refrigerated SST)
Screening test used to evaluate patient organ function and check for metabolism, kidney function, liver disease, blood glucose level, electrolytes & acid-base balance. This test is a valuable tool for monitoring certain conditions, such as, but no limited to, hypertension, kidney and liver medication side effects.
Let clot for 10-20 minutes.
After the sample is fully clotted, centrifuge the sample. Verify complete separation of cells and serum. DO NOT OPEN TUBE. Protect from light and refrigerate. If a fasting sample is required, the patient should fast for 12 hours preceding collection of serum specimen.
2 mL Min. vol. = 500 ul
Suggested Tube Types
Gold Top Serum Separator Tube (SST)
⋜ 5 mL
Tiger Top Serum Separator Tube (SST)
^For larger volume tests
> 5 mL
Red Top Tube (No additive)
⋜ 5 mL
EDTA Whole Blood
3.2 % Sodium Citrate Whole Blood
Lithium Heparin Plasma Separator Tube
⋜ 5 mL