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Dr. Jason Reich
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Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (Overview)

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.


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What is a comprehensive metabolic panel composed of?

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

Dr. Jason Reich
197 doctors shared insights

Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (Overview)

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.


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

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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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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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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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