Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP)
Test Preparation: 9-12 hours fasting is preferred
- 30 min30 minutes
- 60 US dollars$60
- Main Office
When is a Basic Metabolic Panel test ordered? A Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP) test may be ordered in several situations to evaluate a patient's health: Routine Health Check-ups: Doctors often include a BMP test as part of routine check-ups to assess general health, monitor organ function, and identify any underlying metabolic imbalances or disorders. Evaluation of Organ Function: The BMP test helps evaluate the function of vital organs, such as the kidneys and liver. It can identify conditions like kidney disease, liver dysfunction, or imbalances in electrolytes that may affect overall health. Monitoring Medications or Treatments: Patients taking medications that may impact kidney function, electrolyte balance, or liver enzymes may require regular BMP tests to ensure the medications are well-tolerated and not causing adverse effects. Identification of Metabolic Disorders: The BMP test can aid in diagnosing or monitoring metabolic disorders like diabetes, as it includes measurements of blood glucose levels, which is crucial for assessing glucose control. What does a Basic Metabolic Panel blood test check for? The basic metabolic panel (BMP) is a 9-test panel that provides essential information to a health practitioner about a person's current metabolic status, including kidney health, blood glucose level, electrolyte and acid/base balance. Abnormal results, particularly when they are combined, can suggest a problem that needs to be addressed.
8502 Brookville Road, Indianapolis, IN, USA