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Test Code V20 Veterinary Comprehensive Metabolic Panel

Additional Codes

MLAB: VETCMP

Test Method

Beckman DXC600/DXC880i

  • Veterinary Albumin: Bromcresol purple Timed Endpoint
  • Alkaline Phosphatase: Enzymatic Rate
  • ALT: Enzymatic Rate; L-Alanine And A-Ketoglutarate To Pyruvate And L-Glutamate
  • AST: Enzymatic Rate
  • Bilirubin, Total: Timed Endpoint Diazo
  • BUN: Enzymatic-Conductivity Rate
  • Calcium: Ion Specific Electrode
  • Creatinine: Jaffe Rate
  • Glucose: Timed Endpoint
  • Sodium: Ion Exchange
  • Potassium: Ion Specific Electrode
  • Chloride: Ag/AgCl Electrode
  • CO2: Rate of pH Change, CO2 Electrodes
  • Protein, Total: Timed Endpoint Biuret Method

Specimen Requirement

0.5 mL plasma or serum is required.

Additional Specimen Collection Information

Collect blood in a lithium heparin, green-top tube or a red-top tube. Plasma and serum gel tubes are acceptable. Refrigerate the specimen if unable to assay within 8 hours of collection.

 

Performance

Testing is performed Monday through Sunday.

Routine orders: Typically completed within 4 hours after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

Expedite orders: Typically completed within 1 hour after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

STAT orders: Typically completed within 30 minutes after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

Reference Values

Canine:*

  • Sodium: 141-152 mEq/L
  • Potassium: 3.9-5.3 mEq/L
  • Chloride: 112-118 mEq/L
  • TCO2: 19-26 mEq/L
  • Anion Gap: 8-17 mg/dL
  • Calcium: 9.7-11.3 mg/dL
  • BUN: 10-30 mg/dL
  • Creatinine: 0.5-1.5 mg/dL
  • Glucose: 68-115 mg/dL
  • Total Protein: 5.2-7.1 g/dL
  • Albumin: 2.7-4.0 g/dL
  • Total Bilirubin: 0.10-0.60 mg/dL
  • Alkaline Phosphatase: 20-150 IU/L
  • ALT/SGPT: 24-90 IU/L
  • AST/SGOT: 5-50 IU/L

Feline:*

  • Sodium: 152-159 mEq/L
  • Potassium: 3.8-5.4 mEq/L
  • Chloride: 118-126 mEq/L
  • TCO2: 15-23 mEq/L
  • Anion Gap: 13-22 mg/dL
  • Calcium: 8.5-11.2 mg/dL
  • BUN: 15-29 mg/dL
  • Creatinine: 0.8-2.1 mg/dL
  • Glucose: 70-120 mg/dL
  • Total Protein: 6.1-8.0 g/dL
  • Albumin: 2.8-4.0 g/dL
  • Total Bilirubin: 0.10-0.50 mg/dL
  • Alkaline Phosphatase: 25-70 IU/L
  • ALT/SGPT: 20-120 IU/L
  • AST/SGOT: 20-60 IU/L

Other: Reference values not established for veterinary samples.

 

*Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Reference Intervals. 6/15/2017