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Can a cbc, cmp or bmp replace a fingerstick test?

Can a cbc, cmp or bmp replace a fingerstick test?

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

Dr. Jason Reich
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Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (Definition)

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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Which elements on a standard CMP or other test could suggest dehydration?

Which elements on a standard CMP or other test could suggest dehydration?

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

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Can one have hepatic encephalopothy while cmp and lft bloodworks are normal?

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

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What is the definition or description of: cmp?

What is the definition or description of: cmp?

Lab shorthand: Cmp-comprehensive medical profile. This usually includes electrolytes, sodium, potassium, choloride, bun, glucose, etc........... ...Read more

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Why is blood drawn for a cmp test?

Why is blood drawn for a cmp test?

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

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What is a cmp with estimated GFR for?

What is a cmp with estimated GFR for?

See below: Cmp is presumably complete metabolic profile, a blood test, which includes a test called creatinine.
From your age, sex, and creatinine value, the lab can derive a GFR [glomerular filtration rate], a better test/result of kidney function. ...Read more

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Can a cmp blood test diagnose a disease?

Can a cmp blood test diagnose a disease?

Yes: Complete metabolic panel is usually a screening test but each of the components can provide diagnostic information, e.g., elevated blood glucose could be diagnostic or diabetes. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a non fasting cmp miss diabetes?

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

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What is a CMP blood test? What would the results tell you about someone

CMP: Comprehensive metabolic profile includes your kidney function liver function and electrolyte profile including sodium potassium and a few others. ...Read more

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How long it takes by a PT to treat my patellofemoral pain that lead to CMP?

How long it takes by a PT to treat my patellofemoral pain that lead to CMP?

Self morivation: It's not so much the amount of time u spend with a therapist but rather how dedicated you are at working on your knee at home on ur own time. True pf syndrome takes a long time to get better and I tell my patients 6 month ...Read more

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Hi in my cmp test says bun/creatinine ration not applicable? What does it mean? Bad or good?

Hi in my cmp test says bun/creatinine ration not applicable? What does it mean? Bad or good?

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

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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?

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?

CKD: With a GFR less than 60 you are considered as having chronic kidney disease. You need your kidney function monitored every 3 to 6 months.
Consult your doctor for this.
Eat low salt food, Low proteins and cholesterol, Increase fruits and vegetables in your diet. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have chondromalacia patellae (cmp)?

How do I know if I have chondromalacia patellae (cmp)?

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

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What are the symptoms of chondromalacia patellae (cmp)?

What are the symptoms of chondromalacia patellae (cmp)?

See details: Knee pain that occurs with stairs or walking on inclines rather than walking on a level surface. ...Read more

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My doctor ordered a cmp, how long do I need to fast for?

12 hours: The cmp is a 'complete metabolic panel' which includes a blood glucose level. 12 hours of fasting is usually sufficient to get an accurate baseline glucose. This is used to diagnosis diabetes of other Insulin related diseases. ...Read more

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If someone has lymphoma what would be "off" or abnormal in the CBC and cmp if anything?

If someone has lymphoma what would be "off" or abnormal in the CBC and cmp if anything?

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

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1+ bilirubin in UA but CMP came out normal. Should I be scared something is wrong with me?

1+ bilirubin in UA but CMP came out normal. Should I be scared something is wrong with me?

Untrustworthy: If your serum conjugated bilirubin is within normal limits, the lab result for the urine is in error and you can stop worrying. A variety of medications give a false-positive urine bilirubin, a subjective error by an overzealous tech or a transcription error can do this. ...Read more

Bmp (Definition)

The BMP, or “basic metabolic panel” is a blood test for sodium, chloride, potassium, carbon dioxide, BUN, creatinine and glucose. It’s considered one of the “routine” ...Read more


Cmp (Definition)

Cmp-comprehensive medical profile. This usually includes electrolytes, sodium, potassium, ...Read more