Test Overview
Test Methodology

Piccolo Xpress Chemistry Analyzer- spectrophotometry

Test Usage

Performed at authorized locations by point of care operators. Aids in the diagnosis of a wide variety of physiological disorders, see the Piccolo Basic Metabolic and Comprehensive panel test procedure for analyte specific information. Analytes included: Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Total Carbon Dioxide, Glucose, Total Calcium, Urea Nitrogen (BUN), Creatinine, Alkaline Phosphatase, ALT, AST, Total Bilirubin, Albumin, Total Protein.

Reference Range *

Analyte specific reference ranges are available in the Piccolo Basic Metabolic and Comprehensive Metabolic Panel test procedure located on the POC website: https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/point-of-care.

Test Limitations

•Specimen must be collected in a lithium heparin tube/syringe.
•Specimens must be free of clots and fibrin.
•Samples that are grossly hemolyzed and/or lipemic should be tested via an alternative method.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Performed at the satellite phlebotomy areas at Canton, Northville, and Ypsilanti during normal hours of operation.
Analytic Time

12 minutes

Soft Order Code
PCOMP
MiChart Code
Comprehensive Panel, POC(Piccolo)
Laboratory
Point of Care
Section
Point of Care
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect in lithium heparin syringe/tube.

Rejection Criteria
•Specimens collected in any other anticoagulant other than lithium heparin.
•Clotted specimens.
• Specimens grossly hemolyzed and/or lipemic.
Normal Volume
3 mL whole blood
Minimum Volume
1.5 mL whole blood
Additional Information

For more test specific information, please refer to the test procedure found on the Michigan Medicine POC website: https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/point-of-care

Billing
CPT Code
80053
LOINC
Sodium (2947-0), Potassium (6298-4), CO2 (2021-4), Chloride(2069-3), Glucose (2339-0), Calcium (49765-1), Urea Nitrogen (6299-2), creatinine (38483-4), Alkaline Phosphatase (1783-0), ALT (1742-6), AST (1920-8), Total bilirubin (42719-5) Albumin (7663-1),
NY State Approved
No