Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)
Why Order This Test?
A better question is why not? It is a comprehensive panel of 17 tests that measure you basic organ functioning and it is the most commonly prescribed test by doctors to understand you basic health and gain insight into what might not be working properly.
This panel of tests reveal the current status of a person’s metabolism, the health of the kidneys, liver, electrolyte and acid/base balance as well as levels of blood glucose and blood proteins. Abnormal results, and especially combinations of abnormal results, can indicate a problem that needs to be addressed.
In addition to that it's done at almost every physical and check-up so why pay the $50 to $224 it will cost you at an office visit and get it done for as low as $19 when you have a referral code from your doctor or pharmacist. Take the results with you on your next visit. Ask your doctor to join our network.
Includes: Albumin, Albumin/Globulin Ratio (calculated), Alkaline Phosphatase, ALT, AST, BUN/Creatinine Ratio (calculated), Calcium, Carbon Dioxide, Chloride, Creatinine with GFR Estimated, Globulin (calculated), Glucose, Potassium, Sodium, Total Bilirubin, Total Protein, Urea Nitrogen
eGFR is intended for patients with stable renal function.
The CMP includes the following tests:
- Glucose - energy source for the body; a steady supply must be available for use, and a relatively constant level of glucose must be maintained in the blood.
- Calcium - one of the most important minerals in the body; it is essential for the proper functioning of muscles, nerves, and the heart and is required in blood clotting and in the formation of bones.
- Albumin and Albumin/Globulin Ratio (calculated)- a small protein produced in the liver; the major protein in serum. Calculated globulin (total protein - albumin) is usually tested as part of a liver function test profile in both primary and secondary care and determines the serum globulin concentration, of which immunoglobulins are a major component. The main use hitherto of calculated globulin is to detect paraproteins when the level is high.
- Total Protein- Total protein is useful in evaluating patients for nutritional status, liver disease, protein-losing renal and gastrointestinal diseases, and many other medical conditions. Elevated concentrations may be observed in patients with monoclonal gammopathies, autoimmune hepatitis, inflammation, and other medical conditions.
- Sodium- vital to normal body processes, including nerve and muscle function
- Potassium - vital to cell metabolism and muscle function
- CO2 (carbon dioxide, bicarbonate) - helps to maintain the body's acid-base balance (pH)
- Chloride- helps to regulate the amount of fluid in the body and maintain the acid-base balance
- Bun/Creatinine Ratio (calculated)- waste product filtered out of the blood by the kidneys; conditions that affect the kidney have the potential to affect the amount of urea in the blood.
- Creatinine/Creatinine with GFR Estimated, - waste product produced in the muscles; it is filtered out of the blood by the kidneys so blood levels are a good indication of how well the kidneys are working.
- Alkaline Phosphatase - enzyme found in the liver and other tissues, bone; elevated levels of ALP in the blood are most commonly caused by liver disease or bone disorders.
- ALT (alanine amino transferase aka SGPT) is an enzyme found mostly in the cells of the liver and kidney; a useful test for detecting liver damage.
- AST (aspartate amino transferase aka SGOT) is an enzyme found especially in cells in the heart and liver; also a useful test for detecting liver damage
- Bilirubin is waste product produced by the liver as it breaks down and recycles aged red blood cells