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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.

Dr. Jason Reich
203 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

Yes: Addisons is an adrenal gland deficiency, and may be related to either aldosterone or corticosteroids (much less commonly sex hormones). However, depending on what is being tested, the remaining metabolic profile may be normal.

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

Depends: Addison disease causes elevation of potassium, but if adequately treated, there will no abnormalities in cmp if there is no other disease process.

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Can you have a normal comprehensive metabolic panel normal acylcartinine panel and normal organic acids and still have a metabolic disease?

Sure: You can have "metabolic syndrome" with liver enzymes still in the normal range; ask your physician about the current definition. You can have some other inborn error of metabolism. You can have any of a bazillion other illnesses that don't show up on "chemical profile / metabolic panel" but do as symptoms &/or signs -- still the most important.

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Why do different doctors give different fasting times for the exact same comprehensive metabolic panel? I've been told anywhere from 8 to 12 hours.

9 hours minimum: For a lipid profile you should fast for a minimum of 9 hours. For fasting glucose 8 hour may suffice. To be on the safe side it is better to aim for 12 hour fast.

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How do they run a comprehensive metabolic panel?

How do they run a comprehensive metabolic panel?

Analyzer: This panel is run on serum separated from a blood sample on a chemistry analyzer.

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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.

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Results of Comprehensive Metabolic Panel says Low Protein What does that mean WhT do I do?

Results of Comprehensive Metabolic Panel says Low Protein What does that mean WhT do I do?

LOW PROTEIN: Hello ~ at age 89y it most likely means that there is not enough protein in your diet. If you increase FISH and MEAT and poultry in your diet this will correct. You can also increase protein by drinking BOOST or ENSURE protein drinks as well. Don't overdo them because if you do they give you diarrea! But 1 twice a day would be great! Thanks

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I had a comprehensive metabolic panel done and my co2 was high at 30. What can that mean? Everything else was in normal range.

I had a comprehensive metabolic panel done and my co2 was high at 30. What can that mean? Everything else was in normal range.

You're fine: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. I would not be at all concerned.