SMAC 20 Blood Test
A SMAC 20 blood test is regularly ordered group of tests that gives important information about the current status of your health including glucose or blood sugar levels, kidney function, cholesterol, sodium and potassium levels' and more.
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
Creatinine, Serum-An indicator of kidney function.
Bun/Creatinine Ratio-alculated by dividing the BUN by the Creatinine.
Uric Acid- The blood uric acid test measures the amount of uric acid in a blood sample. Uric acid is produced from the natural breakdown of your body's cells and from the foods you eat.
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.
Calcium-Ordered to determine calcium levels to detect various conditions and disease
Phosphorus-Phosphorus testing may be performed to measure high or low levels of phosphorus to determine a variety of differential diagnoses such as: dehydration, renal disease, liver disease, diabetic ketoacidosis. Phosphate levels may increase during the last trimester of pregnancy
Iron-Test that is ordered to aid in the evaluation of many conditions involving red cell production and destruction, iron metabolism, or iron transport.
Protein, Total-Together with albumin, it is a measure of the state of nutrition in the body.
Albumin-Serum one of the major proteins in the blood and a reflection of the general state of nutrition.
Globulin, Total-A major group of proteins in the blood comprising the infection fighting antibodies.
Bilirubin, Total-A chemical involved with liver functions. High concentrations may result in jaundice.
Alkaline Phosphatase-A body protein important in diagnosing proper bone and liver functions.
Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST or SGOT)-an enzyme found in skeletal and heart muscle, liver and other organs. Abnormalities may represent liver disease
.Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT or SGPT)-an enzyme found primarily in the liver. Abnormalities may represent liver disease.
Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase (GGT)- The GGT test aids in detecting liver and bile duct injury. Some health professionals use it in all people they suspect of having liver disease, while others use it only to help explain the cause of other changes or if they suspect alcohol abuse.
Lipid- Evaluate hyperlipidemia as an index to coronary artery disease.Cholesterol, Total-A sterol in the blood. Knowing your cholesterol level may be as important as knowing your blood pressure. Elevated cholesterol levels are associated with an increasing risk of coronary heart disease.
Triglycerides-Triglycerides are fat in the blood that are responsible for providing energy to the cells of the body. Triglycerides should be less than 400 mg/dl even while in a non-fasting state.
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