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"what information does metabolic panel blood test gives to a doctor about a patient's health?"

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Much

In the 1970's, using the chemical ("metabolic") profiler for screening was "controversial.
" today it's cheap and is the usual way in which we pick up several common treatable diseases before symptoms occur -- the hepatitis family, alcoholic / lifestyle / medication-induced liver injury, wilson's, hemochromatosis, parathyroid disease, blood lipid problems. The key is interpreting it!

In brief: Much

In the 1970's, using the chemical ("metabolic") profiler for screening was "controversial.
" today it's cheap and is the usual way in which we pick up several common treatable diseases before symptoms occur -- the hepatitis family, alcoholic / lifestyle / medication-induced liver injury, wilson's, hemochromatosis, parathyroid disease, blood lipid problems. The key is interpreting it!
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
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In brief: Many things

It looks at your electrolytes like sodium, potassium and glucose, your renal functions, and liver functions.

In brief: Many things

It looks at your electrolytes like sodium, potassium and glucose, your renal functions, and liver functions.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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