Panel o Tests for Metabolic Diseases

The metabolic panel includes testing of metabolic functioning of the body. The tests tend to provide important information about the current status of your metabolism, including the health of your kidneys and liver as well as electrolyte and acid/base balance and levels of blood glucose and blood proteins; to monitor known conditions, such as hypertension, and to monitor the use of medications to check for any kidney- or liver-related side effects

Two types of metabolic panels are performed:

    Basic metabolic panel (BMP):BUN (blood urea nitrogen), which measures the amount of nitrogen in the blood in order to determine your kidney function

  • Creatinine : To assess Kidney Function test
  • Blood Sugar levels: Checks blood sugar levels — abnormally high or low glucose levels could indicate a range of disorders
  • Albumin : A protein, the levels of which can change with kidney and liver disease
  • CO2 (carbon dioxide or bicarbonate) :To assess the lung and kidney function
  • Electrolytes (Calcium, Sodium, Potassium, Chloride) : To assess kidney bone or parathyroid problem ,& body’s water balance

Comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP):This panel measures the blood levels of albumin, blood urea nitrogen, calcium, carbon dioxide, chloride, creatinine, glucose, potassium, sodium, total bilirubin and protein, and liver enzymes (alanine aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase, and aspartate aminotransferase).