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Heard the term bmp. What does it stand for?
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Dr. David Wyatt
Family Medicine
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In brief: BMP Bloodtest
Bmp (basic metabolic panel) looks at glucose, kidney function and electrolytes--- any of which if abnormal has the potential to be considered.

In brief: BMP Bloodtest
Bmp (basic metabolic panel) looks at glucose, kidney function and electrolytes--- any of which if abnormal has the potential to be considered.
Dr. David Wyatt
Dr. David Wyatt
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Dr. Jason Beasley
Family Medicine
In brief: Lab test
A "bmp" stands for basic metabolic profile.
In the past, it has been called a sma or chem-8. This blood test checks your glucose, sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, carbon dioxide, blood urea nitrogen, and creatinine. Bascially, this lets your doctor check these 8 things without having to order each test individually.

In brief: Lab test
A "bmp" stands for basic metabolic profile.
In the past, it has been called a sma or chem-8. This blood test checks your glucose, sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, carbon dioxide, blood urea nitrogen, and creatinine. Bascially, this lets your doctor check these 8 things without having to order each test individually.
Dr. Jason Beasley
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