What is a Comprehensive Metabolic Panel?

What is a Comprehensive Metabolic Panel?

A comprehensive metabolic panel, or CMP, is a group of blood tests that measure the levels of various substances in the blood. These substances are produced as a result of normal metabolism or as a result of disease processes. They include:

  • Albumin, a liver protein
  • Alkaline phosphatase (ALP)
  • Alanine aminotransferase (ALT)
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)
  • Blood urea nitrogen (BUN)
  • Calcium
  • Carbon dioxide, an electrolyte
  • Chloride, an electrolyte
  • Creatinine
  • Glucose
  • Potassium, an electrolyte
  • Sodium, an electrolyte
  • Total bilirubin
  • Total protein

Why Is It Important?

The CMP can help detect a variety of health problems, including liver and kidney diseases, diabetes, and high cholesterol. It also helps diagnose nutritional deficiencies.

How We Interpret Results

Metabolic panel tests are used to diagnose a range of conditions, including liver and kidney disorders, diabetes, and certain cancers.

If you have symptoms that could be related to one of these conditions, the results from this test can help us determine the cause of your symptoms and how best to treat them. 

Get in Touch

Preventative care is the best way to catch the early signs of disease. Hoag Executive Health offers a range of testing like the CMP, as well as comprehensive health screenings to help diagnose a variety of health concerns. Call us at 949-999-9300 or click here to schedule an appointment today!


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