Comprehensive Metabolic Panel Blood Test



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Comprehensive metabolic panel blood test looks at 14 chemical substances in your body. These include Albumin, Albumin/Globulin Ratio (calculated), Alkaline Phosphatase, ALT, AST, BUN/Creatinine Ratio (calculated), Calcium, Carbon Dioxide, Chloride, Creatinine with GFR Estimated, Globulin (calculated), Glucose, Potassium, Sodium, Total Bilirubin, Total Protein, Urea Nitrogen

Also Known As: CMP, Comprehensive Chem Panel

Quest Diagnostics Metabolic Panel Test Code: 10231


A comprehensive metabolic panel blood test (CMP) is a group of 14 blood tests that are performed in order to give an overview of the metabolic status of a patient. The things that are measured in this test include proteins, electrolytes, liver and kidney function tests, glucose, and calcium. But the comprehensive metabolic panel cost can differ from lab to lab.

The CMP can give a lot of information about kidney and liver health, as well as electrolyte disturbances and acid-base imbalances. This is typically used as a broad screening tool at routine medical examinations, as well as to aid in the diagnosis of vague, non-specific symptoms.

This test is performed in conditions such as:

• Routine medical examination
• Suspected acid-base imbalance
• Suspected kidney or liver disease
• Anemia
• Fatigue


The Comprehensive Metabolic Panel requires fasting for 9 - 12 hours prior to going in for blood collection.

Who needs a Comprehensive Metabolic Panel Blood Test?

This investigation may be ordered by your physician or healthcare provider in two situations⁠—one: as a part of a routine health checkup; two: if they suspect any abnormalities in the liver or the kidneys, indicating any diseases.

Are CMP and BMP one and the same?

BMP or Basic Metabolic Panel test is different from CMP. A BMP test includes only 8 out of the 14 tests that are included in the CMP test. Neither is a substitute for neither because comprehensive metabolic panel cost differs from that of BMP. It is your doctor who decides which one you need.

What to make of CMP results?

If one or more than one results in the CMP test comes out to be off limits, it can indicate a number of things which only your doctor should diagnose in the context of your health problems. The overall indication, however, is that your liver or kidneys are not functioning as they should. DO NOT jump to the conclusion that you have diabetes, liver ailments or kidney failure.

We do have one of the empanelled physicians call you and explain the comp metabolic panel blood test results to you, but you should rely only on your doctor’s diagnosis for the fact that only they know your medical history and context.

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Specimen Collected
  • Blood
Estimated Time Taken

1 - 2 working days after collection of specimen.

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