Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Basic Metabolic Profile

Synonyms
BMP
BASMET

CMH Lab Section
Chemistry

Specimen Requirements
3 mL of blood in a red top w/ yellow ring gel tube

Availability
STAT, Routine

Turn Around Time
STAT: 1 hour
Routine: 2-4 hours

Special Instructions
Includes: Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, CO2, BUN, Creatinine, Glucose and Calcium

Methodology
Vitros

Ranges
Sodium
Age Dependent:
0-3mos: 132-142 mmol/L
> 3mos: 135-145
Critical Value: < 120 mmol/L (low) or > 150 mmol/L (high)

Potassium
Age Dependent
0-3mos: 3.5-6.2 mmol/L
>3mos = 3.5-5.2
Critical values:
0-3mos Hemolyzed & Non-hemolyzed: Less than 3.0 or Greater than 7.0
> 3mos Non-Hemolyzed: Less than 3.0 or Greater than 6.5
> 3mos Hemolyzed: Less than 3.0 or Greater than 7.0

Chloride
99-112 mmol/L

Carbon Dioxide
Age Dependent
0-30 days = 18-29 mmol/L
> 30 days = 20-30 mmol/L
Critical Values:
Less than 10 mmol/L
Greater than 40 mmol/L

BUN
5-20 mg/dL

Creatinine
Age Dependent
0-14 days = 0.06-0.64 mg/dL
14 days-2yrs = 0.06-0.45
2-10yrs = 0.26-0.64
10-12 yrs= 0.35-0.84
>12 yrs, female = 0.35-0.84
>12 yrs, male = 0.35-1.13

Glucose
Age Dependent
0-30 days: 45-100 mg/dL
30 days-2yrs: 60-110 mg/dL
2yrs - adult: 65-110
Critical values:
0-30 days: <45 or >300 mg/dL
>30 days: <40 or >400 mg/dL

Calcium
Age Dependent
0-1 month: 8.6-11.0 mg/dL
>1 month: 8.6-10.5 mg/dL
Critical value: < 6.0 mg/dL or > 13.0 mg/dL

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