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Test Code BLOD0531 Renal Function Panel

Useful For

Detecting conditions affecting kidney function


Profile Information

Test Code Test Name Methodology



BLOD0001 Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) Urease with Glutamate Dehydrogenase (GLDH)/Bichromatic Rate Yes
BLOD0558 Creatinine Kinetic Alkaline Picrate (Jaffe)/Bichromatic Rate Yes
Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)* Calculation
N/A BUN/Creatinine Ratio Calculation No
BLOD0553 Calcium o-Cresolphthalein-Complexone/Bichromatic End point Yes
BLOD0555 Chloride Integrated Multisensor Technology (IMT), Indirect/Ion Selective/Diluted/Indirect Potentiometric Yes
BLOD0554 Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Enzymatic/Bichromatic End point Yes
BLOD0571 Sodium

Integrated Multisensor Technology (IMT)/Ion Selective/Diluted/Indirect Potentiometric

BLOD0570 Potassium

Integrated Multisensor Technology (IMT)/Ion Selective/Diluted/Indirect Potentiometric

N/A Anion Gap Calculation No
BLOD0006 Glucose Hexokinase/Ultraviolet (UV)/Bichromatic End point Yes
BLOD0549 Albumin Dye Binding-Bromcresol Purple (BCP)/Polychromatic End point Yes
BLOD0569 Phosphorous Phosphomolybdate Ultraviolet (UV)/Bichromatic End point Yes

* for all patients 18 years and older

Performing Laboratory

Bozeman Health Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Plasma or serum
Container/Tube: Light-green top (lithium heparin gel), red top, or gold top
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL 
Collection Instructions:

1. Do not uncap tube once specimen is drawn.

2. Protect specimen from light.

3. Avoid hemolysis.

4. Label specimen as plasma or serum.

5. Forward promptly.

Additional Information: Hemolyzed specimen may give incorrectly elevated potassium results. Intracellular potassium concentration is 30-fold to 50-fold greater than that of extracellular serum or plasma.

Specimen Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability


Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma or Serum Ambient 8 hours
  Refrigerated 3 days
  Frozen 1 month


Reference Values

See individual test listings.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding