Comprehensive Metabolic Profile Testing

What’s a good, basic lab test to work up? What blood test can check for diabetes or high blood pressure? Something just doesn’t feel right… what test should I request?

A Comprehensive Metabolic Panel is a very common test. Also called a chemical screen, it’s used by many doctors to diagnose or screen for a number of health conditions.

It involves a group of blood tests used to identify conditions, check up on a patient’s condition, or as part of an annual test to map out overall health.

A CMP is like the basic metabolic profile (BMP) but includes liver functioning tests.

What’s a Comprehensive Metabolic Panel Test consist of?

The CMP is a 14-panel blood test. For accurate results, you can’t eat or drink for at least 8 hours before the blood draw.

The tests will look at your:

  • Electrolytes (sodium, potassium, chloride levels)
  • Glucose level (blood sugar)
  • Protein levels
  • Kidney and Liver function
  • Cholesterol
  • Calcium

The U.S. National Library of Medicine has mapped out what normal results for the CMP panel should look like.

At Test Smartly Labs, we’re happy to perform the blood draw for your CMP panel and send a report to you and/or your doctor. Once you receive your report, you and your doctor can discuss what the results mean in regards to your health and well-being.