Comprehensive Metabolic Profile Testing

What’s a good, basic lab test to work up? What blood test can check for diabetes or high blood pressure? Something feels “off,” what test should be run?

A comprehensive metabolic profile (CMP) is a very common test, also called a chemical screen, used by many medical doctors to diagnose or screen for several health conditions.

This is a group of blood tests used to both identify conditions a patient may be experiencing, check up on a patient’s condition or get a yearly test to compare year after year in order to determine a patient’s overall health.

A CMP is like the basic metabolic profile (BMP), but it includes liver functioning tests.

What’s included in a Comprehensive Metabolic Profile Test?

The CMP is a 14-panel blood test. To get an accurate result, you must do a complete fast (not eat or drink) for at least 8 hours before the lab draw.

The tests will look at your:

  • Electrolytes (sodium, potassium, chloride levels)
  • Glucose level (blood sugar)
  • Protein levels
  • Kidney and Lliver function
  • Cholesterol
  • Calcium

The U.S. National Library of Medicine has deemed what the “normal” results for the CMP panel of tests looks like.

At Test Smartly Labs, we are happy to perform the blood draw for your CMP panel and send a report to you and/or your doctor. Once you receive your report, it’s important to discuss your results with your medical doctor.