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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.
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I came here for a glucose test for my OBGYN office and needed to get the test done quickly. This facility is clean and simple, and staff here are incredibly friendly and helpful. Thank you so much for your flexibility and for your help!
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CMP Test FAQs

  • What is a CMP blood test?

    A CMP blood test measures 14 different substances in your blood to help you and your doctor determine whether you have one or more serious health problems. This test can reveal information about your protein, calcium, and blood sugar levels and evaluate your liver and kidney function. CMP tests are usually done as part of a routine medical checkup but may also be performed to diagnose liver and kidney problems.

  • What is included in a comprehensive metabolic panel?

    A CMP entails the examination of 14 distinct chemicals. The following are the aspects of the test that are evaluated:

    • Albumin (a liver protein)
    • Alkaline phosphatase (ALP)
    • Alanine aminotransferase (ALT)
    • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)
    • Blood glucose
    • Blood urea nitrogen (BUN)
    • Calcium
    • Carbon dioxide (CO2)
    • Chloride
    • Creatinine
    • Potassium
    • Sodium
    • Total bilirubin (a waste product made by the liver)
    • Total protein
  • How much do CMP tests cost?

    The cost of a CMP test varies depending on a number of factors, including provider fees, geographic area, and whether or not your health insurance covers it. The best approach to find out how much a CMP test costs is to call the CMP provider directly or confirm whether the test is covered by your health insurance provider.

  • Does insurance cover CMP testing?

    Yes, many health insurance plans will pay some or all of the costs of a CMP test, particularly if your doctor determines that it is medically essential based on your current health state. Some CMP test providers may contact your insurance provider on your behalf to confirm your coverage, but you can also confirm benefits with your health provider before choosing a CMP provider.

  • Where should I get a comprehensive metabolic panel?

    When referring patients for a CMP, many doctors will refer you to the lab or hospital where they normally work. A CMP test, on the other hand, may be available at any healthcare provider that provides this service, such as urgent care clinics, hospitals, and clinical laboratories. You may also utilize Solv to find top-rated CMP testing providers in your area.

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

    The results of your CMP blood test can take anywhere from a few hours to a day to arrive. When the findings are ready, some CMP providers will contact you directly and allow you to review them online, while others will send the results to your doctor. Inquire with the CMP provider about when you might expect to receive your test results.

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

    Because different CMP providers may employ different metrics, the “normal” range for values in a CMP will vary slightly. Albumin levels should be between 3.4 and 5.4 g/dL, whereas total protein levels should be between 6.0 and 8.3 g/dL. Inquire with the CMP provider about the particular ranges that they consider normal for each value in the test.

  • Do I need to see a doctor before getting a CMP test?

    Some CMP testing companies require a physician's referral for this test, while others do not. A CMP test may be ordered by your doctor as part of a standard physical examination or if liver or renal disease is suspected. Before arranging an appointment or showing up for the CMP test, check with the CMP provider to see if you need a doctor's reference.

  • How can I book a CMP test through Solv?

    Solv is a simple, time-saving approach to locate high-quality CMP test providers in your area without having to conduct many online searches. Enter "Comprehensive Metabolic Panel" or "CMP Test" into the provider search area on our website, along with your location. Solv will then present you with a list of the best CMP testing providers in your area, together with their contact information, so you can schedule an appointment straight away.

  • Can I do at home CMP testing?

    Some providers provide CMP test kits online, but you may be required to take them to a lab or doctor's office for administration. A doctor may come to your house to take a blood sample for the CMP test before sending it to the lab in some cases. Inquire with your healthcare practitioner about whether at-home CMP testing is available or feasible for you, given your specific health status.

Iowa Comprehensive Metabolic Panel

The levels of 14 chemicals in your blood are measured in a CMP test to help you and your doctor understand more about your body's metabolism and chemical equilibrium. The eight tests that make up a basic metabolic panel (BUN, glucose, calcium, CO2, creatine, chloride, potassium, and sodium) are included in a CMP test, as well as albumin, ALP, ALT, AST, total bilirubin, and total protein. CMP testing may be included in a standard checkup or ordered by your doctor to diagnose diabetes, liver illness, or kidney disease.

The tests included in a CMP can evaluate the following body functions and processes, including:

  • Metabolism
  • Blood sugar levels
  • Kidney function
  • Lung function
  • Blood acid and base balance
  • Protein levels
  • Electrolyte levels
  • Fluid levels
  • Organ function

A CMP test takes minimal preparation. You must, however, fast for eight to twelve hours before to the procedure. Your doctor will also want you to submit a list of all over-the-counter, prescription, and nutritional supplements you're taking, as some of them may alter your test results. Dehydration, pregnancy, and eating or exercising immediately before the test are all factors that could alter your results.

A medical expert draws a sample of your blood, which is then placed in one or more vials, and the CMP test normally takes less than five minutes. The vials are submitted to the lab for assessment and analysis, and the results are sent back to the customer.

A CMP test carries very minimal hazards. Minor soreness and bruising may occur at the injection site, but this normally goes away within a day or two. After a CMP test, some people may feel dizzy, lightheaded, or faint, which is typical.

The results of a CMP test are normally available within 24 hours, though you may have to wait longer depending on when your doctor calls you. If any anomalies are found, your doctor may prescribe more testing to rule out certain disorders or diagnose you with a health condition based on the abnormal readings. Your doctor may also invite you to come in for a consultation to explore your treatment options.

Sources

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

  1. MedlinePlus. Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)
    https://medlineplus.gov/lab-tests/comprehensive-metabolic-panel-cmp/
  2. MedlinePlus. Comprehensive metabolic panel
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003468.htm
  3. University of Rochester Medical Center. Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
    https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?contenttypeid=167&contentid=comprehensive_metabolic_panel
  4. Brenner Children’s Wake Forest Baptist Health. Blood Test: Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)
    https://www.wakehealth.edu/KH/clinical/lic415/en/parents/blood-test-cmp_html

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