Heard the term bmp. What does it stand for?

BMP Bloodtest. Bmp (basic metabolic panel) looks at glucose, kidney function and electrolytes--- any of which if abnormal has the potential to be considered.
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.