What Is a Chemistry Panel?
Chemistry panels are groups of tests that are routinely ordered to determine a person’s general health status. They help evaluate, for example, the body’s electrolyte balance and/or the status of several major body organs.
Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP)
Usually contains 8 tests, all of which are found in the CMP (below); provides information about the current status of a person’s kidneys and respiratory system as well as electrolyte and acid/base balance and level of blood glucose
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)
Usually includes 14 tests; provides the same information as the BMP with the addition of the status of a person’s liver and important blood proteins
Helpful for detecting a problem with the body’s fluid and electrolyte balance
Used to assess a person’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease
Used to screen for, detect, evaluate, and monitor acute and chronic liver inflammation (hepatitis), liver disease and/or damage
Contains tests such as albumin, creatinine, BUN, eGFR to evaluate kidney function
To help evaluate thyroid gland function and to help diagnose thyroid disorders
Our panels can be tailored to meet the needs of the health practitioner ordering the tests.