Lab Test

Executive Health Panel (Executive Health Service Only)

Executive Health Panel, EHS Blood Panel

Test Codes

EPIC: LAB5046, EXHEA

Instructions

  • Blood should be obtained with as little venous stasis (i.e. tourniquet time) as possible. Fist clenching may result in a false elevation of potassium and prolonged tourniquet time may cause an increase in total calcium.
  • It is recommended that the patient fast for 9-12 hours prior to blood draw.

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect: One Gold-top SST tube. (Minimum Whole Blood: 4.0 mL)

Caution: Never refrigerate collection tube prior to centrifugation. This may cause a falsely elevated potassium.

Rejection Criteria

  • Moderate to grossly hemolyzed specimens.
  • Inadequately centrifuged Microtainers® or Gold-top tubes.
  • Red-top tubes with serum not separated from cells within two hours of collection.

In-Lab Processing

Let SST specimens clot 30-60 minutes. Centrifuge SST tubes or Microtainers® to separate serum from cells. Deliver immediately to the appropriate testing station.

Storage

Specimen Stability for Testing:

Centrifuged SST Tubes and Microtainers® with Separator Gel
Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 2-4 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 7 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): Unacceptable

Red-top Tubes and Microtainers® without Separator Gel
Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 2-4 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): Unacceptable
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): Unacceptable

Serum Specimens (Pour-Overs)
Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 2-4 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 7 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 7 days

Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:

Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 7 days

Laboratory

Royal Oak Automated Chemistry Laboratory

Performed

Sunday – Saturday, 24 hours a day.
Results available within 4 hours.

Reference Range

See specific assay for reference range.
This panel includes: AlbuminAlkaline PhosphataseAST (Aspartate Aminotransferase)Bilirubin,TotalCalciumCholesterolCreatinineGlucosePotassiumTriglyceride, and Uric Acid.

Test Methodology

Varies.

Interpretation

See specific analytes for interpretations.
This panel includes: AlbuminAlkaline PhosphataseAST (Aspartate Aminotransferase)Bilirubin,TotalCalciumCholesterolCreatinineGlucosePotassiumTriglyceride, and Uric Acid.

Clinical Utility

This panel screens for a variety of metabolic and organ specific abnormalities.

CPT Codes

80054.

Contacts

Last Updated

4/16/2021

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