Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP8) Blood Test

Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP8) Blood Test

Quick Overview

A regularly ordered group of 8 tests that gives important information about the current status of your health.

Test #10165

$28.00

Availability: In stock

Preparation Fasting for 12 hours required.
Test Type Blood
Test Results 1-2 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

What is a Basic Metabolic Panel?

Results for your BMP blood test will include: BUN; BUN:creatinine ratio; calcium, serum; carbon dioxide, total; chloride, serum; creatinine, serum; glucose, serum; potassium, serum; sodium, serum.

Glucose-Blood sugar level, the most direct test to discover diabetes, may be used not only to identify diabetes, but also to evaluate how one controls the disease.

Kidney Profile
Bun or Urea Nitrogen BUN is another by-product of protein metabolism eliminated through the kidneys and an indicator of kidney function. 
Creatinine, Serum  An indicator of kidney function. 

Bun/Creatinine Ratio
Calculated by dividing the BUN by the Creatinine.

Fluids & Electrolytes
Sodium
One of the major salts in the body fluid, sodium is important in the body's water balance and the electrical activity of nerves and muscles.
Potassium Helps to control the nerves and muscles.
Chloride Similar to sodium, it helps to maintain the body's electrolyte balance.
Carbon Dioxide, Total Used to help detect, evaluate, and monitor electrolyte imbalances.
Calcium- A mineral essential for development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth. It is important also for the normal function of muscles, nerves and blood clotting).

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