Plain red top or SST tube.
Onsite [NJH]: Transport to lab within 1 hour.
Offsite: Separate serum from cells within 2 hours by centrifuge and aliquot into a labeled polypropylene or similar plastic tube.
Preferred volume: 1 mL serum
Minimum volume: 0.5 mL serum
Refer to individual components
Offsite: Send frozen serum Priority Overnight via FedEx and in a well insulated container on dry ice.
This panel includes the following components: NA, K, CO2, CL, BUN, CREAT, GLU, CA, ALB, TP, ALP, ALTX, AST and BILIT.
4 hour routine, 1 hour STAT
See individual components for Reference Ranges