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.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

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 Northville Health Center, Brighton Center for Specialty Care, and West Ann Arbor Health Center during normal hours of operation.
Analytic Time

12 minutes

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

Collect in lithium heparin syringe/tube.

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

CPT Code
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),