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4.41(406 reviews)
790 Montclair Rd, Birmingham, AL 35213790 Montclair Rd
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Recent patient review

First time I used this LabCorp location. I made my appointment online and arrived just before the scheduled time. I did not wait at all and had my blood tests completed quickly and professionally. I would definitely use this location again without hesitation.

4.18(483 reviews)
515 Bridgeport Ave, Birmingham, AL 35209515 Bridgeport Ave
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I highly recommend for anyone thinking of getting tested. From start to finish the whole process was hassle free and and very professional. I had my results very quickly and discreetly couldn't be happier with the service.

4.31(408 reviews)
83B Stony Hill Rd, Suite 110, Birmingham, AL 3521183B Stony Hill Rd, Suite 110
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A great experience for something I had a lot of anxiety about. Had no wait time or issues at the testing center/lab. Had blood drawn at 3pm and had results by email at 9am the next morning.

4.33(461 reviews)
720--730 E Johnson Highway, Birmingham, AL 35242720--730 E Johnson Highway
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I would 100% recommend this company to anyone wanting to check their health status. The process was incredibly easy and done through certified labs. The results are frequently back by the next day.

4.28(520 reviews)
7191 Cahaba Valley Rd, Meadowbrook, AL 352427191 Cahaba Valley Rd
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Excellent customer service. Knowledgeably answered all questions. Appointment and billing were fast. Testing next day was on time and professional. Results available within 24 hours. Highly recommend.

4.55(548 reviews)
101 Doug Baker Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35242101 Doug Baker Blvd
OpenFri 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Recent patient review

Once I checked in, I was seen within 10 to 15 minutes. The receptionist also acted as the person who draws blood. She was perfectly nice but not overly so where it felt inauthentic. I was out after about 5 minutes worth of blood drawn, so I'd say the whole experience took about 20-25 minutes. Space was overall clean. It's a very unassuming location just down from Park Avenue, I believe. Blink and you might miss it.

4.34(513 reviews)
10043 University Blvd, Alabaster, AL 3500710043 University Blvd
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A great experience for something I had a lot of anxiety about. Had no wait time or issues at the testing center/lab. Had blood drawn at 3pm and had results by email at 9am the next morning.

3221 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 352223221 3rd Ave S
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3600 4th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 352223600 4th Ave S
OpenFri 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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833 Princeton Ave SW, Birmingham, AL 35211833 Princeton Ave SW
OpenFri 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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880 Montclair Rd, Birmingham, AL 35213880 Montclair Rd
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513 Brookwood Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35209513 Brookwood Blvd
OpenFri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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513 Brookwood Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35209513 Brookwood Blvd
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2022 Brookwood Medical Center Dr, Birmingham, AL 352092022 Brookwood Medical Center Dr
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2409 Acton Rd, Birmingham, AL 352432409 Acton Rd
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592 Fieldstown Rd, Gardendale, AL 35071592 Fieldstown Rd
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5510 US-280, Birmingham, AL 352425510 US-280
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4000 Southlake Park, Birmingham, AL 352444000 Southlake Park
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3528 Vann Rd, Birmingham, AL 352353528 Vann Rd
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Basic Metabolic Panel FAQs

  • What is a BMP blood test?

    A BMP blood test looks at eight distinct components in your blood to see if your body is operating at its best. This test examines your metabolism, energy levels, chemical balance, and organ function. It may be done as part of a standard checkup if you have a chronic condition such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or renal disease. Your doctor takes a small sample of your blood during a BMP and sends it to the lab for testing and review.

  • What is included in a basic metabolic panel?

    The amounts of eight chemicals in your blood are measured by a BMP. Blood urea nitrogen (BUN), blood glucose, calcium, carbon dioxide, chloride, creatinine, potassium, and sodium are among the parameters examined. If you have abnormal amounts of one or more of these compounds, it could mean you have a major health problem that needs to be addressed.

  • How much do BMP tests cost in Alabama?

    The cost of a BMP test in Alabama depends on multiple factors, including provider rates, geographical location, and whether your health insurance covers this test. The best way to determine the cost of a BMP is to contact the Alabama blood test provider or your health insurance provider to learn more about your benefits.

  • Does insurance cover BMP testing in Alabama?

    Many health insurance policies cover BMP testing, especially if your doctor believes it medically necessary. To find out if your health insurance covers BMP testing and to learn more about your coverage and any out-of-pocket costs, contact your Alabama provider. Some BMP test providers may be able to verify your insurance coverage on your behalf.

  • Where should I get a basic metabolic panel in Alabama?

    A BMP can be done at your doctor's office, a lab, or a hospital in Alabama. Many healthcare doctors will refer you to a recognized BMP provider who will administer the test and provide the results to your doctor. You can also utilize Solv to find trusted BMP providers in your area that are highly rated.

  • How long does it take to get BMP blood test results?

    The results of a BMP blood test can take anywhere from a few hours to 24 hours to arrive, depending on lab personnel and production. Some BMP providers in Alabama may contact your doctor with the results, which means you may have to wait a few days or weeks for a response. The BMP test provider can usually give you a more precise estimate of how long it will take to receive your findings.

  • What is the normal range for a basic metabolic panel?

    For a BMP, all laboratories and BMP providers have different “normal” value ranges. The following BMP results are usually deemed normal:

    • BUN: 6 to 20 mg/dL
    • Blood glucose: 64 to 100 mg/dL
    • Calcium: 8.5 to 10.2 mg/dL
    • Carbon dioxide: 23 to 29 mmol/L
    • Chloride: 96 to 106 mmol/L
    • Creatinine: 0.8 to 1.2 mg/dL
    • Potassium: 3.7 to 5.2 mEq/L
    • Sodium: 136 to 144 mEq/L
  • Do I need to see a doctor before getting a BMP test in Alabama?

    To give a BMP test in Alabama, many providers require a doctor's referral. The primary advantage of seeing a doctor first is that you will be able to determine whether or not you require this test based on your symptoms and medical history. A BMP test is frequently done before surgery, in an emergency, or when your doctor needs to diagnose a condition accurately.

  • How can I book a BMP test in Alabama through Solv?

    Solv makes it simple to identify local BMP test providers in Alabama and schedule an appointment for the same day. Enter “Basic Metabolic Panel” and your location into the provider search field on our website. Solv will offer you a list of nearby BMP providers as well as their contact information so you can make an appointment right away.

  • Can I do at home BMP testing in Alabama?

    Some BMP tests can be purchased online, but the majority of them must be taken to a lab or hospital to be given by a medical practitioner. BMP test samples are typically tested and assessed in medical laboratories. Individual components of a BMP test, such as the blood glucose test, may, nevertheless, be able to be measured at home. For additional information about at-home BMP testing, contact your healthcare professional.

About BMP Testing in Alabama

A BMP test measures the levels of eight components in your blood, which doctors might use to see if you have one or more significant medical issues. BMP blood tests are frequently done as part of a normal medical examination. BMP tests may also be ordered if you are receiving emergency medical care or if you have been diagnosed with and are being treated for a chronic illness.

Body functions and processes that can be checked using a BMP test include:

  • Metabolism
  • Blood sugar levels
  • Blood calcium level
  • Kidney function
  • Blood acid and base balance
  • Lung function
  • Fluid and electrolyte balance
  • Cell, blood, and tissue health
  • Organ health and function

A BMP test necessitates a fast of eight to twelve hours. You should also tell your doctor about any medications or nutritional supplements you're taking, as some of them may affect your results.

Because the BMP test necessitates a blood draw, it normally only takes a few minutes. A needle is usually used to obtain a blood sample from your arm. To make your veins more swollen and visible, the doctor or lab technician will clean your skin at the injection site and attach an elastic band over that area (typically the arm). The blood sample will then be taken using a fine needle and deposited into one or more vials. The elastic will be removed by the doctor or lab technician.

You may feel a little discomfort and slight soreness at the injection site during a BMP test, but this normally goes away within a few minutes or hours. When your results are ready, your doctor will contact you to discuss them, which could take anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks.

Your Alabama doctor may recommend more testing in some cases, especially if any abnormalities are discovered or if your doctor is unable to make a diagnosis. If your BMP test results suggest you have a health condition, your doctor may call you in to discuss your treatment choices.

Sources

Solv has strict sourcing guidelines and relies on peer-reviewed studies, academic research institutions, and medical associations. We avoid using tertiary references.

Sources

  1. MedlinePlus. Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP).
    https://medlineplus.gov/lab-tests/basic-metabolic-panel-bmp/
  2. University of Rochester Medical Center. Basic Metabolic Panel (Blood).
    https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?contenttypeid=167&contentid=basic_metabolic_panel_blood
  3. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Blood Tests.
    https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/blood-tests
  4. Brenner Children’s Wake Forest Baptist Health. Blood Test: Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP).
    https://www.wakehealth.edu/KH/clinical/lic415/en/parents/blood-test-bmp_html
  5. MedlinePlus. Basic metabolic panel.
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003462.htm

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