Basic Metabolic Panel Test

This group of tests measures the level of sugar, electrolytes and waste products in the blood.




This group of tests measures the level of sugar, electrolytes and waste products in the blood.



This group of tests measures blood levels of sugar, electrolytes and waste products in the blood. It may be done as part of a regular checkup or to check for diabetes, kidney disease or other problems.

In an adult, the blood sample is usually taken by placing a needle in a vein in the arm. In a baby or child, the sample may be taken by pricking a finger or the heel.

  • You may need to fast for up to eight hours before having this test.
  • This care path's costs do not include the charge to draw blood from a vein (venipuncture).
  • There will only be one charge to draw blood, even if multiple tests are being performed on the samples that are taken.

What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?

  • Is there any special preparation for the test? (If so, get clear instructions on what you need to do.)
  • What is the reason for the test? Will the test results change my treatment plan? If not, do I need the test?

Source UHC.com

Also known as:

Sodium
Potassium Test
Metabolic Panel - Basic
Laboratory Work
Kidney Failure
Glucose Test
Creatinine
Chloride
Carbon Dioxide
Calcium
BUN
BMP Blood Test
Blood Urea Nitrogen
Basic Metabolic Panel Test


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