Chemistry Panels: Components

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Chemistry Panels are a group of tests that evaluate the general health condition of the person.

Common Chemistry Panels Include:

  • Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP): shows information about the status of the kidneys and the respiratory system, electrolyte balance, and acid-base (pH) balance.
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP): tells information about the condition of the liver and some blood proteins, as well as information BMP provides.
  • Electrolyte Panel: detects problems with electrolyte balance
  • Lipid Profile: evaluates the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
  • Liver Panel (Hepatic Function Panel): diagnoses hepatitis (liver inflammation), liver disease and liver damage.
  • Renal Panel (Kidney Function Panel): a group of tests to examine the condition of the kidneys
  • Thyroid Function Panel: evaluates thyroid function and diagnoses thyroid disorders.
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