comprehensive metabolic panel
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comprehensive metabolic panelLab medicine A battery of analytes–albumin, alk phos, AST, BUN, calcium, chloride, glucose, potassium, sodium, total protein–which are measured to establish a baseline and detect metabolic disorders. See Panel.
comprehensive metabolic panel,
A frequently ordered cluster of lab tests, comprising measurements of serum electrolytes (sodium, potassium, chloride, and calcium), renal function (blood urea nitrogen [BUN] and creatinine), acid-base balance (bicarbonate), liver functions, and glucose. The test is obtained by drawing a blood sample from a peripheral vein or, in critical care, from a central vein.Synonym: complete metabolic panel