Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) Testing
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What is a comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP)?
A comprehensive metabolic blood panel (CMP) is a blood test that provides information about your body's metabolism; it measures the levels of:
- Carbon Dioxide
- Kidney enzymes
- Liver enzymes
- Total protein
- Urea Nitrogen
What can a comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) detect?
A comprehensive metabolic panel is designed to assess the function of several basic systems in your body, including:
- Kidney and liver function
- Electrolytes (like sodium, potassium, calcium and chloride)
- Fluid balance
- Blood sugar levels
Therefore, it can detect different diseases:
- Kidney and liver disease
- Renal failure
- Heart disease
When should you get a comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP)?
A comprehensive metabolic panel can serve as a "general health" check-up and help you detect any potential health problems early. It is recommended when you have a medical condition or as part of your yearly check-ups.
Who may need a comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP)?
A comprehensive metabolic panel is one of the most common tests performed on patients during routine check-ups. It is useful for following up on patient progress for kidney- or liver-related issues and signaling other overall health problems.
What should I expect from my comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP)?
A blood sample is drawn for a comprehensive metabolic panel, which will be analyzed at the lab to help understand the function of several basic systems in your body. It tests for:
- Blood glucose - which is a type of sugar used for energy by organs, tissues, and muscles
- Electrolytes (salts and minerals) - which help maintain proper fluid balance throughout the body
- Liver function - which aids the production of vitamins and other substances and controls the amount of blood glucose, protein, and fat
- Kidney function - which aids in waste filtration and digestion and keeps a proper balance of water and electrolytes in the blood
What is creatine kinase and why is it important?
Creatine kinase (CK) is a natural enzyme that measures heart, brain, and muscle damage. The body releases this enzyme during strenuous exercise or other intense physical strain. Elevated levels of CK can be related to:
- Heart disease
- Epileptic seizures
- Other types of brain bleeds
What is eGFR and why is it important?
eGFR stands for Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate and is the most commonly used indicator of kidney function. The kidney is responsible for filtering approximately 180 liters of blood daily, separating the fluid from waste products, which are then excreted. eGFR measures how well your kidneys are doing that job.
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?
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