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Cmp Vs Bmp
Possibly: The fingerstick is considered by the public as the "sugar level" & as such the cmp and bmp have the blood glucose level as part of its information. In practice, physicians may get the cbc, bmp, cmp, and many other tests using a fingerstick technique. The direct draw from a vein often produces more accurate results for some of the tests, done correctly a fingerstick can be accurate for glucose. (sugar). ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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Multiple: On a CMP, a high BUN-to-creatinine ratio MAY be suggestive of dehydration. On a review of urine electrolytes, a low urine chloride or a low FENa may also suggest this. But the operative word is SUGGEST, as there are many causes of a high BUN:Cr and low FENa. To actually put context to these labs, it is always advisable to seek your physician to interpret them properly and apply them to your case. ...Read more
Possible but: Not very likely, at the very end stage of liver disease liver enzymes could be normal not because liver is normal but because there is no cell left to produce them so LFT could be normal but Bilirubin is never normal, and usually there is electrolytes abnormality with low sodium and potassium. ...Read more
Comprehensive panel: CMP = comprehensive metabolic panel. This includes multiple tests that are done on blood specimens. The test includes sodium, potassium, chloride, carbon dioxide, glucose, calcium, blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, total protein, albumin, bilirubin, alkaline phosphatase, ALT and AST. It is used most often as a screening test. ...Read more
Unlikely: If the test were non-fasting, if anything the glu should be higher. If the non-fasting glu is less than 100, you're fine. ...Read more
Means not done: Not important. BUN & creat are what you need to have normal. It could be because one of the numbers is reported as "less than" e.g. BUN < 5 (less than 5). In this case you cannot calculate the ratio since you cannot use 5. The issue is not important anyways. You do not seem to have a kidney disease. ...Read more
Just had CMP. Creatinine was. 8, normal, but efgr 89. Isn't that low gfr? Also, a month ago, creatinine was. 7. Is this normal or problematic?
Kidney function: That GFR is normal and so is the CR. No problems with those results ...Read more
Change in creatinine level from 1.3 to 1.4 mg/dL (in less than a year) 34 yr male. GFR is 58. All other CMP test results are in normal range. Asked t?
Pain: Chondromalacia patellae is a term that is used to describe softening of the patellar cartilage from degeneration. Pain comes from higher pressure on the underlying bone. Pain is usually aggregated by activities such as climbing stairs, hiking, getting out of the car, etc. Where high force is placed on the patella. In some cases x-rays and/or MRI are used to evaluate the degree of degeneration. ...Read more
Nothing: As stated in prior response the lymphomas won't necessarily show in routine labs. Lypmphoma panalel may be more specific but if you have elargesd lymph nodes getting a ct scan of chest abdomen and pelvis and / or biosy is the better way to go than to "wait" until routine labs change it could be too late if a lymphoma is present to monitor by blood only. ...Read more