Basic Metabolic Panel
Basic Metabolic Panel FAQ
What is tested in a Basic Metabolic Panel Test?
The BMP test measures the blood levels of Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Bicarbonate, Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN), Creatinine & Glucose.
Why is a Basic Metabolic Panel important?
Components of the 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 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 September 14, 2017
Related To The Basic Metabolic Panel
Basic Metabolic Panel at Guaranteed Prices.
Our Basic Metabolic Panel price includes the following:
- A doctor's lab order
- 24 / 7 order processing
- Access to 1000+ Quest labs
- All lab test fees
- A PDF copy of your test results
- Responsive customer service
How It Works
1. Order Online
No separate office visit required.
2. Visit Lab
Get tested at a lab near me.
3. Receive Results
Get electronic results securely.