Order Code: C904
Includes: Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Carbon Dioxide, Glucose, BUN, Creatinine, BUN/Creatinine Ratio, Calcium, Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate, Albumin, and Phosphorus
ABN Requirement: No
Synonyms: Renal Panel; RFP
Volume: 1.0 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube (SST, Tiger Top)
- Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
- Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. Do not shake.
- Allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
- Centrifuge for 10 minutes.
Transport: Store serum at 2°C to 8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions included with the provided shipping box.
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days
Ambient (15-25°C): not acceptable
Frozen (-20°C): not acceptable
Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than serum; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits
Methodology: Refer to individual tests for methodology used.
Turn Around Time: 1 to 3 days
Clinical Significance: The Renal Function Panel may be used to evaluate kidney function, to help diagnose kidney-related disorders, to screen those may be at risk of developing kidney disease, or to monitor someone who has been diagnosed with kidney disease.
Limitations: Hemolyzed or lipemic specimens may produce false results. Refer to individual tests for preanalytical issues that may contribute to false test results.
Additional Information: Some medications may produce false results. Refer to individual tests for medications that may increase or decrease test results.
Refer to individual test for appropriate sample handling and testing information.
The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.