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Will THC show in a metabolic panel blood test?

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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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 anything 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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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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Will marijuana show in a metabolic panel blood test?

Will marijuana show in a metabolic panel blood test?

Drug Testing : Nope. Drug testing has to be specifically ordered and ordered to include the range of drugs one is suspicious of. ...Read more

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"What information does metabolic panel blood test gives to a doctor about a patient's health?"

"What information does metabolic panel blood test gives to a doctor about a patient's health?"

Much: In the 1970s, using the chemical ("metabolic") profiler for screening was "controversial." today it's cheap and is the usual way in which we pick up several common treatable diseases before symptoms occur -- the hepatitis family, alcoholic / lifestyle / medication-induced liver injury, wilson's, hemochromatosis, parathyroid disease, blood lipid problems. The key is interpreting it! ...Read more

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Does a comprehensive metabolic panel blood test include a test of blood glucose levels?

Does a comprehensive metabolic panel blood test include a test of blood glucose levels?

Yes: Hi. Yes it does. If you have the blood drawn fasting, you have a good way you screen for diabetes (fasting serum glucose). The CMP also measures many other important blood chemistries. To your health! ...Read more

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Which endocrine disorders/problems would a comprehensive metabolic panel blood test NOT detect?

Which endocrine disorders/problems would a comprehensive metabolic panel blood test NOT detect?

All: Comprehensive panel abnormalities could suggest possibility of endocrine disorders or in extreme hyperglycemia detect Diabetics. Thyroid disease, adrenal diseases, etc require specific test ...Read more

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Will eating and taking a multivitamin before my blood test affect results on my cbc and metabolic panel?

Will eating and taking a multivitamin before my blood test affect results on my cbc and metabolic panel?

Depends: CBC will not be affected.
If the metabolic panel contains tests for lipids, those would be affected.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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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I was wondering does the comprehensive metabolic panel blood test also test for blood sugar levels?

I was wondering does the comprehensive metabolic panel blood test also test for blood sugar levels?

Yes: See this site for a list of the things tested in a CMP.

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003468.htm ...Read more

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What do you advise if doctor ordered a blood test on my daughter including a complete metabolic panel and a CBC w/diff?

Hard to say: The reasons why the tests were ordered are not available for us to review. (history, physical, docs concerns) As such, I would suggest that consulting the site is less relevant than following your docs orders. I wouldn't order the tests for fun. They would be done to rule in or rule out a specific set of concerns. ...Read more

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Is AFP included on a complete metabolic panel? Or is a separate blood test? Is AFP elevated for liver cancer only or any type of liver mass?

Is AFP included on a complete metabolic panel? Or is a separate blood test? Is AFP elevated for liver cancer only or any type of liver mass?

AFP not on CMP: Hi. No, alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is not on a comprehencive metabolic panel (CMP). AFP can be run on same tube if sample size is adequate, but it is a completely separate test. AFP elevation is NOT specific for liver cancer, and can be seen in other liver diseases and other cancers. Good luck! ...Read more

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When fasting for metabolic blood test can I drink water?

Yes: Plan water no lemon or additives can be taken before a fasting blood test. ...Read more

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Is testing vitamin C levels part of a "basic metabolic blood test"?

Is testing vitamin C levels part of a "basic metabolic blood test"?

No routine test: I have been a primary care doctor for 18 years and I have never tested for vitamin c levels. ...Read more

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I have a small adrenal nodule. My basic metabolic blood test was fine. Yay. Does that mean my cortisol 24hr urine collection will be to?

I have a small adrenal nodule. My basic metabolic blood test was fine. Yay. Does that mean my cortisol 24hr urine collection will be to?

Here are some...: A small adrenal nodule seemed found incidentally and usually non-functioning benign adenoma, which deserves a wait, watch, & see by repeating another imaging study — US or CT — in 6-12 months with a timely clinical follow-up afterward, as long as metabolic tests are ok and BP is easily under control with adequate general well-being. Of course, if still in doubt, ask your doctor who ordered test ...Read more

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I just got my blood/urine test results. I asked for a hard copy for myself. It states that BUN under Comp. Metabolic Panel (14) is low ...?

I just got my blood/urine test results. I asked for a hard copy for myself. It states that BUN under Comp. Metabolic Panel (14) is low ...?

Low BUN: BUN measures both protein intake and renal function (RF). Creatinine (C) is a better measurement of and is dependent on the person's sex, age, and race. If your C was normal you have nothing to worry about. A low BUN can be seen in people eating a low protein diet. You should ask the physician who ordered the blood test for you for the P's opinion for a more meaningful answer. ...Read more

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Metabolic panel blood work taken. All normal except BUN. 10-20 mg/dl normal mine 22 mg/dl. Wht this mean? Sd i hv tests takn. If so what doc sd i c?

Metabolic panel blood work taken. All normal except BUN. 10-20 mg/dl normal mine 22 mg/dl. Wht this mean? Sd i hv tests takn. If so what doc sd i c?

A 22 BUN is nothing: To worry about. It means you may have been very sl dehydrated before the blood work was taken. It is only 2 points above normal. I would have it repeated in 6 months and make sure it is not rising-that could mean kidney trouble. ...Read more