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Would a "basic metabolic panel" show liver problems, in non-alcoholic?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

It may show abnormal sodium levels but that is very non-specific.
You need the liver tests which is in a comprehensive metabolic profile.

In brief: No

It may show abnormal sodium levels but that is very non-specific.
You need the liver tests which is in a comprehensive metabolic profile.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes, it could

If it is elevated, it could indicate diabetes, which is one of the most common metabolic abnormalities. It could also point to a kidney abnormality as electrolytes are part of the profile. It won't show liver abnormalities however. That would require a hepatic panel or a comprehensive metabolic panel.

In brief: Yes, it could

If it is elevated, it could indicate diabetes, which is one of the most common metabolic abnormalities. It could also point to a kidney abnormality as electrolytes are part of the profile. It won't show liver abnormalities however. That would require a hepatic panel or a comprehensive metabolic panel.
Dr. Lonna Larsh
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: CMP PANEL WILL SHOW

Cmprehensive metabolic panel will include liver enzymes, bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase and is the test for screening liver problem or just hepatic function profile if you want to narrow it down.

In brief: CMP PANEL WILL SHOW

Cmprehensive metabolic panel will include liver enzymes, bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase and is the test for screening liver problem or just hepatic function profile if you want to narrow it down.
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology

In brief: Not included

The limited number of tests included in a basic metabolic panel doesnt allow for liver enzyme measurements.
Your doctor could order those tests individually or get a few of them automatically with a comprehensive metabolic panel.

In brief: Not included

The limited number of tests included in a basic metabolic panel doesnt allow for liver enzyme measurements.
Your doctor could order those tests individually or get a few of them automatically with a comprehensive metabolic panel.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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