Basic Metabolic Panel Test

The BMP test measures the basic metabolic panel test components in the blood.

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Basic Metabolic Panel Test FAQ

What is tested in a basic metabolic panel test?

The BMP test measures the sodium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), creatinine & glucose blood levels.

Why is a basic metabolic panel test important?

Components of the basic metabolic panel have different important functions. Sodium and potassium are important for nerve and muscle function. bicarbonate and chloride levels are related to the body's acid-base balance and abnormalities can cause weakness or fatigue. The BUN and creatinine tests assess your kidney function. Elevated levels may suggest dehydration or a kidney problem. The glucose test screens for diabetes by measuring your blood sugar level.

What type of specimen will I submit?

This Basic Metabolic Panel Test is a blood test.

Do I need to fast to take this test?

An 8-12 hour fast is recommended before testing.

How long does it take to get test results?

It typically takes 4 business days or less.

Accesa Labs does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All users should consult with a medical provider for specific health concerns.

Last updated on March 5, 2018

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BMP Blood Test - More Information

The basic metabolic panel test, also known as a BMP test and BMP blood test, measures BMP blood electrolyte levels.

The BMP test provides a snapshot of important electrolytes, kidney function and the glucose blood level. Similar to the more advanced CMP test, the BMP test is an important test used for general lab screening. The basic metabolic panel test includes the sodium test, potassium test, chloride test, bicarbonate test, BUN test, creatinine test, glucose test and the calcium test.

To get a basic metabolic panel test near you, place your order online and get tested at Quest Diagnostics. Once your BMP lab results are ready, they will be available for download. As can be seen on the sample BMP lab report link above, the individual components of the basic metabolic panel test are reported as numerical values and can be compared against the reference ranges provided by the lab.

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