A metabolic profile, or series of blood tests, gives you information about different chemicals and their levels in your blood. A profile can show if your body is functioning normally.
A basic metabolic profile tests a number of elements in your blood, including:
- Blood sugar (or glucose)
- Kidney function
A comprehensive metabolic profile, also called a CMP blood test, screens for everything that the basic profile does, plus:
- Cholesterol levels
- Protein levels
- Liver function
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Why are these tests important?
A metabolic profile can give you information about your sugar (or glucose) level, electrolyte balance, kidney and liver function, and protein levels.
Your healthcare provider may suggest a basic or CMP test during your annual physical.
What do the test results mean?
Abnormal test results can indicate a variety of disorders and diseases, such as kidney failure, lung disease and diabetes complications.
Because both tests measure so many different chemicals in the blood, results can indicate a number of various conditions. Talk to your healthcare provider about your next steps.
If you are interested in a basic or comprehensive metabolic profile, contact the nearest CareNow® urgent care clinic to set up a test.
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