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Comp Metabolic Panel 14 Blood Test
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.
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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
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
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
Will eating and taking a multivitamin before my blood test affect results on my cbc and metabolic panel?
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
I was wondering does the comprehensive metabolic panel blood test also test for blood sugar levels?
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
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
I'm taking citalopram 20mg a day. Will this interfere with the results of a comprehensive metabolic panel and vitamin D blood test?
Should not interfere: With metabolic panel or Vitamin D test. You are good to go! ...Read more
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
Black specks in brown/yellowish stool (occasionally), what could it mean? (did blood test: cbc, lipase, metabolic pannel) all normal.
Stool studies: Black stool can indicate bleeding and should be checked by your family doctor. ...Read more
Yes: Plan water no lemon or additives can be taken before a fasting blood test. ...Read more
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
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
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
I recently had a complete metabolic panel blood panel draw for pre-admission test for surgery. The only abnormal result was the AST. The range was?
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped to know the actual value. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor who ordered the test as s/he has more information about your health. You may consult this site for info:
https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003472.htm ...Read more
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
Is the anion gap test normally part of the comprehensive metabolic panel? I had many blood tests and I don't remember the anion gap being on them.
Yes: The anion gap is calculated from the electrolyte panel. ...Read more
Does a comprehensive metabolic panel only give accurate/useful results if the blood was drawn while fasting?
Myths: Nope. Fasting is not in any way required for a metabolic panel. ...Read more
One: This panel is usually run from a single tube of blood. ...Read more