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A 38-year-old member asked:

What tests are in a comprehensive metabolic panel?

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Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 29 years experience
Metabolic panel: A comprehensive metabolic panel tests kidney and liver function, as well as the level of common electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, and calcium.

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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: comprehensive metabolic panel?

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Dr. Edward Eckert
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38 years experience
A panel of lab tests: The comprehensive metabolic panel (cmp) is a panel of blood tests that serves as an initial broad medical screening tool. The cmp provides a rough check of kidney function, liver function, and electrolyte and fluid balance. The cmp is an expanded version of the basic metabolic panel (bmp), which does not include liver tests. A cmp (or bmp) is usually ordered as part of a routine physical exam.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How do they run a comprehensive metabolic panel?

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Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Analyzer: This panel is run on serum separated from a blood sample on a chemistry analyzer.
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A 25-year-old male asked:

Can you have a normal comprehensive metabolic panel and still have a metabolic disease ?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 18 years experience
Yes : The are a number of metabolic diseases and cmp can serve as a good tool in sorting many them out. The metabolic disease you are likely referring to is metabolic syndrome. The transaminases may be elevated in this condition on cmp and other labs are needed to make a textbook diagnosis.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Which organs get checked in a comprehensive metabolic panel?

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Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 29 years experience
Metabolic panel: A comprehensive metabolic panel tests kidney and liver function, as well as the level of common electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, and calcium.
Last updated Apr 22, 2019
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