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What is a Chemistry Panel (SMAC 25) Blood Test?
A Chemistry Panel (SMAC 25) Blood test is an array of tests which are commonly utilized by physicians to determine the general health status of a patient. They test patients for several substances in their blood and can help physicians diagnose certain problems, also helping to determine whether treatments for specific health issues are working. Most chemistry screens test anywhere from 6 to 20 different substances; however, Private MD offers one of the most comprehensive chemistry panels available.
Who May Need a Chemistry Panel (SMAC 25) Blood Test?
Chemistry Panels are typically prescribed by physicians as part of a routine workup on a patient, though they may be utilized on patients who have been undergoing various forms of therapy, or if a patient is experiencing symptoms which can be identified through the tests. A Chemistry Panel (SMAC 25) test can be useful in helping a physician determine if changes in lifestyle or meal plans are required by a patient, as well as to see if prior changes in these areas have been effective.
What Should I Expect from My Chemistry Panel (SMAC 25) Blood Test?
Chemistry Panel (SMAC 25) Blood tests begin with the patient having their blood drawn by a phlebotomist or physician's assistant, who then gives the sample to a laboratory for analysis. It can help a physician determine if there are any reasons for concern regarding your health or lifestyle, and can be useful in the diagnosis of some conditions and disorders. Common reference ranges for results exist among the various tests in the panel, though some labs may have different ranges for you and your physician. Speak to your doctor regarding your results to get more information on how your results concern to you and your health specifically.
What is a chemistry panel (SMAC-25)?
The SMAC-25 is a chemistry panel, often used as a screening tool, that tests:
- Electrolyte levels
- Blood glucose
- Kidney profile data
- Liver profile data
- Lactic acid
- Creatine Kinase
- Uric Acid
The SMAC-25 is used as a baseline test to determine whether or not further testing is necessary. If the results show an abnormality, a discussion with your doctor might be necessary to define how to move forward.
What does a chemistry panel test for?
The results can diagnose and monitor some diseases like:
- Kidney disease
- Heart disease
- Liver damage
Who may need a chemistry panel (SMAC 25)?
Physicians generally recommend the chemistry panel (SMAC 25) as part of a routine workup on a patient. However, it may be utilized on patients to indicate a specific therapy or evaluate the effectiveness of a current therapy the patient may be undergoing.
What should I expect from my chemistry panel (SMAC 25) blood test?
Chemistry panel (SMAC 25) blood tests begin with the patient having their blood drawn and analyzed in a laboratory. It can help a physician determine if there are any reasons for concern regarding your health.
Do I need to visit a doctor?
Nope. You don't need a doctor's visit to get a test with us.
How do I get my results?
You'll get your results via email as soon as they are available. We will notify you via SMS as well. You can also see them at any time in the future right in your dashboard where you can easily share them with your professional and compare them side by side with future tests.
Does my lab prescription expire?
We're the only lab that honors your lab order forever.