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Basic metabolic panel test - should I fast overnight for it?

Basic metabolic panel test - should I fast overnight for it?

Yes if...: If it includes either blood glucose or cholesterol levels, then yes. I also suggest no exercise in the morning before the test. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Basic Metabolic Panel (Definition)

The basic metabolic panel (bmp) is a panel of blood tests that serves as an initial broad medical screening tool. The bmp provides a rough check of kidney function and electrolyte and fluid balance. The bmp is an smaller version of the comprehensive metabolic panel (cmp), which also includes liver tests. A bmp (or cmp) is usually ordered as part of ...Read more


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

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

A panel of lab tests: The basic metabolic panel (bmp) is a panel of blood tests that serves as an initial broad medical screening tool. The bmp provides a rough check of kidney function and electrolyte and fluid balance. The bmp is an smaller version of the comprehensive metabolic panel (cmp), which also includes liver tests. A bmp (or cmp) is usually ordered as part of a routine physical exam. ...Read more

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Does eating carbs the night before a basic metabolic panel test affect the outcome?

Does eating carbs the night before a basic metabolic panel test affect the outcome?

Carbs before labs: You need to be fasting for at least 12 hours before labs. Type of food does not have much effect, unless late at night or in excess. ...Read more

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Would a "basic metabolic panel" show liver problems, in non-alcoholic?

Would a "basic metabolic panel" show liver problems, in non-alcoholic?

No: It may show abnormal sodium levels but that is very non-specific. You need the liver tests which is in a comprehensive metabolic profile. ...Read more

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He ordered a basic metabolic panel when my glucose was 117 and my co2 level was 27?

He ordered a basic metabolic panel when my glucose was 117 and my co2 level was 27?

Blood sugar: The question is if you were fasting for 8-10 prior to the blood test. If you were fasting then your CO2 could be elevated just because of volume depletion (not drinking water), your blood sugar is elevated to the point of pre-diabetic, why don't you repeat the test in 4 weeks or so and discuss the result with your provider. ...Read more

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For blood tests, under a basic metabolic panel, what does TSH 3rd generation mean?

For blood tests, under a basic metabolic panel, what does TSH 3rd generation mean?

More sensitive than: Second generation. Third generation TSH assays can detect both hyper and hypo-function of thyroid gland. Second generation can only detect hypo-function. ...Read more

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Does a basic metabolic panel show serum or intracellular potassium levels? How is hypokalemia diagnosed?

Does a basic metabolic panel show serum or intracellular potassium levels? How is hypokalemia diagnosed?

Serum potassium: Bmp will show you serum potassium level. Hypokalemia is diagnosed if the serum potassium level is below the normal range. ...Read more

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Can I consume black coffee prior to a blood test? I'm having a Complete metabolic panel drawn tomorrow which requires fasting.

Can I consume black coffee prior to a blood test? I'm having a Complete metabolic panel drawn tomorrow which requires fasting.

Better to avoid it: It is better to not eat or drink any thing more than 8 hours, except taking water.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Why do different doctors give different fasting times for the exact same comprehensive metabolic panel? I've been told anywhere from 8 to 12 hours.

Why do different doctors give different fasting times for the exact same comprehensive metabolic panel? I've been told anywhere from 8 to 12 hours.

9 hours minimum: For a lipid profile you should fast for a minimum of 9 hours. For fasting glucose 8 hour may suffice. To be on the safe side it is better to aim for 12 hour fast. ...Read more

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How long should you fast for a fasting metabolic panel? I keep hearing varying numbers. I'm assuming drinking water is ok at any point in time.

How long should you fast for a fasting metabolic panel? I keep hearing varying numbers. I'm assuming drinking water is ok at any point in time.

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in general, fasting is greater than 8 hours, however most achieve at least 12 hours since labs are drawn at 8am and the patients meal (dinner) was the prior night at 8pm. This is done in order to get accurate lab tests and imaging. Water usually doesn't interfere with the lab tests however drinking too much or too little can alter your creatinine (kidney function), so would discuss with your physician if they are specifically looking at this number and want you to fast for a specific time. ...Read more

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What tests are in a comprehensive metabolic panel?

What tests are in a comprehensive metabolic panel?

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. ...Read more

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What is a comprehensive metabolic panel composed of?

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. ...Read more

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Which organs get checked in a comprehensive metabolic panel?

Which organs get checked in a comprehensive metabolic panel?

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. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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On my recent metabolic panel my aspartate amniotransferase was 42. What is this?

On my recent metabolic panel my aspartate amniotransferase was 42. What is this?

Liver function test: Ast is one of the liver enzymes which is increased on damage to liver cells. Your ast is mildly elevated. Consult this site and discuss the matter with your doctor.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003472.htm. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Will THC show in a metabolic panel blood test?

Mostly in urine: Don't use if you worry about results people not able to get jobs when they use. Mostly detected in urine and hair. Every lab have different metabolic panel best will be to ask what they are going to check ...Read more

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Is it possible to have addison's disease, but have a normal comprehensive metabolic panel?

Yes: A properly treated person with addison disease will have normal cmp, provided there is no other co-existing disease. The usual abnormality in untreated addison is elevated potassium. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have addison's disease, yet have a normal comprehensive metabolic panel?

Is it possible to have addison's disease, yet have a normal comprehensive metabolic panel?

Yes: Addisons is an adrenal gland deficiency, and may be related to either aldosterone or corticosteroids (much less commonly sex hormones). However, depending on what is being tested, the remaining metabolic profile may be normal. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have addison's disease, but yet have a normal comprehensive metabolic panel?

Depends: Addison disease causes elevation of potassium, but if adequately treated, there will no abnormalities in cmp if there is no other disease process. ...Read more

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

Sure: You can have "metabolic syndrome" with liver enzymes still in the normal range; ask your physician about the current definition. You can have some other inborn error of metabolism. You can have any of a bazillion other illnesses that don't show up on "chemical profile / metabolic panel" but do as symptoms &/or signs -- still the most important. ...Read more

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Which blood test would I need to test for diabetes? Metabolic panel?

Which blood test would I need to test for diabetes? Metabolic panel?

Diabetes testing: The current testing guidelines for type 2 diabetes are hemogloblobin A1c (over 6.5%), fasting blood glucose (>126) and 2 hr blood glucose (>200). Symptoms that suggest you need to be tested include symptoms of hyperglycemia (such as frequent urination, increased thirst, blurred vision) or hyperglycemic crisis with random plasma glucose ≥ 200 mg/dl. If this is you, see your doc right away. ...Read more

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My husband's comp metabolic panel was: got=47 & gpt=84 both shown as elevated. What could this mean? And what further tests do you recommend? Thanks!

My husband's comp metabolic panel was: got=47 & gpt=84 both shown as elevated. What could this mean? And what further tests do you recommend? Thanks!

Abnormal liver tests: The SGOT and SGPT (now called ast and alt) are a bit elevated. These reflect your husband's liver function. I generally repeat the tests in a month, & ask patients to stop alcohol and Acetaminophen (tylenol) also. If the repeat test is still elevated, I usually test for hepatitis b & c. There are many medical conditions that can elevate liver enzymes - even weight; we search til we find a reason. ...Read more

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How do they run a comprehensive metabolic panel?

How do they run a comprehensive metabolic panel?

Analyzer: This panel is run on serum separated from a blood sample on a chemistry analyzer. ...Read more

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I had a comprehensive metabolic panel. My protein were high (9.0), what does this mean?

I had a comprehensive metabolic panel. My protein were high (9.0), what does this mean?

Electrophoresis: This may or may not be of concern. Certain cancers can produce high protein levels. Proper evaluation include a complete physical exam with attention to the lymph nodes, a complete blood count and a serum protein electrophoresis. ...Read more

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Results of Comprehensive Metabolic Panel says Low Protein What does that mean WhT do I do?

Results of Comprehensive Metabolic Panel says Low Protein What does that mean WhT do I do?

LOW PROTEIN: Hello ~ at age 89y it most likely means that there is not enough protein in your diet. If you increase FISH and MEAT and poultry in your diet this will correct. You can also increase protein by drinking BOOST or ENSURE protein drinks as well. Don't overdo them because if you do they give you diarrea! But 1 twice a day would be great! Thanks ...Read more