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Test ID: BMAMA    
Basic Metabolic Panel, Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Routine health monitoring or patient monitoring while hospitalized for information regarding metabolism, including the current kidney status, electrolyte, and acid/base balance, and blood glucose

Clinical Information Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test

The basic metabolic panel measures 8 analytes and calculates an anion gap. It is used to assess kidney status, electrolyte, and acid/base balance, and blood glucose.

Reference Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

SODIUM

<1 year: not established

> or =1 year: 135-145 mmol/L

 

POTASSIUM

<1 year: not established

> or =1 year: 3.6-5.2 mmol/L

 

CHLORIDE

<1 year: not established

1-17 years: 102-112 mmol/L

> or =18 years: 98-107 mmol/L

 

BICARBONATE

Males:

<1 year: not established

1-2 years: 17-25 mmol/L

3 years: 18-26 mmol/L

4-5 years: 19-27 mmol/L

6-7 years: 20-28 mmol/L

8-17 years: 21-29 mmol/L

> or =18 years: 22-29 mmol/L

 

Females:

<1 year: not established

1-3 years: 18-25 mmol/L

4-5 years: 19-26 mmol/L

6-7 years: 20-27 mmol/L

8-9 years: 21-28 mmol/L

> or =10 years: 22-29 mmol/L

 

ANION GAP

<7 years: not established

> or =7 years: 7-15

 

BLOOD UREA NITROGEN

Males:

<12 months: not established

1-17 years: 7-20 mg/dL

> or =18 years: 8-24 mg/dL

 

Females:

<12 months: not established

1-17 years: 7-20 mg/dL

> or =18 years: 6-21 mg/dL

 

CREATININE

Males:

0-11 months: 0.17-0.42 mg/dL

1-5 years: 0.19-0.49 mg/dL

6-10 years: 0.26-0.61 mg/dL

11-14 years: 0.35-0.86 mg/dL

> or =15 years: 0.74-1.35 mg/dL

 

Females:

0-11 months: 0.17-0.42 mg/dL

1-5 years: 0.19-0.49 mg/dL

6-10 years: 0.26-0.61 mg/dL

11-15 years: 0.35-0.86 mg/dL

> or =16 years: 0.59-1.04 mg/dL

 

ESTIMATED GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE (eGFR)

>60 mL/min/BSA

Estimated GFR calculated using the 2009 CKD_EPI creatinine equation

 

CALCIUM

<1 year: 8.7-11.0 mg/dL

1-17 years: 9.3-10.6 mg/dL

18-59 years: 8.6-10.0 mg/dL

60-90 years: 8.8-10.2 mg/dL

>90 years: 8.2-9.6 mg/dL

 

GLUCOSE

0-11 months: not established

> or =1 year: 70-140 mg/dL

Interpretation Provides information to assist in interpretation of the test results

Basic metabolic panel results are usually evaluated in conjunction with each other for patterns of results. A single abnormal test result could be indicative of something different than if more than 1 of the test results are abnormal. Many conditions will cause abnormal results including kidney failure, breathing problems, and diabetes-related complications.

Cautions Discusses conditions that may cause diagnostic confusion, including improper specimen collection and handling, inappropriate test selection, and interfering substances

No significant cautionary statements

Clinical Reference Recommendations for in-depth reading of a clinical nature

1. Oh MS: Chapter 14: Evaluation of renal function, water, electrolytes, and acid-base balance. In Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods. Edited by RA McPherson, MR Pincus. 22nd edition. Philadelphia, PA. Elsevier Saunders, 2011

2. Lab Tests Online. Available at https://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/bmp