COMPREHENSIVE METABOLIC PANEL (CMP)

WHY WOULD I GET A CMP LAB TEST?

The Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) includes 14 essential tests that are typically requested by your doctor as part of a routine check‐up or annual physical. This panel gives you or your doctor a clearer picture of your overall health. See below for additional details on its test components. Note: This panel requires fasting. Do not eat for 10‐12 hours before taking the panel to ensure its accuracy.

Sodium (Na) Potassium (K), Chloride (C) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) ‐ When tested, irregular values in these “electrolytes” can indicate trouble with your body’s salt/water or acid/base balance. Dehydration, vomiting, medications and kidney problems can cause these health issues.

Albumin (Alb), Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP), and Total, Aspartate Transaminase (AST); and Alanine Transaminase (ALT) – These are proteins and enzymes found in the blood. Abnormal levels of any of these tests can indicate liver damage or liver disease.

Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN), Calcium (Ca), Creatinine (Cr), and Glucose Testing – These tests check for a range of problems that affect the kidneys, including kidney disease. These also measure the waste in the blood that may affect kidney filtration.

Note: This panel requires fasting. Do not eat for 10‐12 hours before taking the panel to ensure its accuracy.

WHY DO I NEED A CMP LAB TEST?

This is one of the most common blood tests available and it gives you a tremendous amount of information about your health.

WHAT IS TESTED FOR IN A COMPREHENSIVE METABOLIC PANEL (CMP)?

The Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) includes the following tests:

1. Sodium (Na)

2. Potassium (K)

3. Chloride (C)

4. Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

5. Albumin (Alb)

6. Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP)

7. Bilirubin (Bil) Total

8. Aspartate Transaminase (AST)

9. Alanine Transaminase (ALT)

10. Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN)

11. Total Protein

12. Calcium (Ca)

13. Creatinine (Cr)

14. Glucose

AM I REQUIRED TO FAST FOR THIS PANEL OF LAB TESTS?

Yes. You must fast at least eight (8) hours prior to having your specimen collected.

WHAT IS THE PRICE FOR A CMP?

$49.00

*Price may vary by location – contact your local ANY LAB TEST NOW

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY LAB TEST RESULTS?

Test results are ready within 24 to 72 business hours after the specimen is collected.

 

 

OTHER RELEVANT TESTS:

Most customers who are interested in the CMP decide to upgrade to the Basic Check‐Up Panel, a Comprehensive Male Panel or the Comprehensive Female Panel. All of these Value Panels include the Comprehensive Metabolic Panel as well as other important tests.

WHAT TYPE OF PHYSICIAN SHOULD I SEE OF MY TEST RESULTS ARE OUT OF RANGE OR ABNORMAL?

Contact a general physician if your results are abnormal. Your physician will determine if you need to see a specialist.

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