Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
This panel checks your Basic Metabolic Panel and your Hepatic, or Liver, Function tests.
Sodium and Potassium are important for nerve and muscle function. Bicarbonate and Chloride levels are related to the body's acid-base balance and abnormalities can cause weakness or fatigue. The BUN and Creatinine test assesses your kidney function. Elevated levels may suggest dehydration or a kidney problem. The Glucose test screens for diabetes by measuring your blood sugar level.The Hepatic Function test measures your ALT/SGPT, Albumin, Alkaline Phosphatase, AST/SGOT, Bilirubin Direct and Total, and Total Protein and checks for liver inflammation and your overall nutritional status.