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Basic Metabolic Panel

Mnemonic:    [BASIC]
Name:    Basic Metabolic Panel
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube, or plasma from a Green PST.
Reference Range:    See individual tests for normals.
Note:    Includes CO2, Chloride, Creatinine, Glucose, Potassium, Sodium, and Urea Nitrogen.

A 12 hour fast is recommended for the glucose level. Water ONLY is permitted. No coffe, tea, sodas, gums or artificial flavorings.

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