This panel of 14 tests gives information about the current status of your kidneys and liver, electrolytes (sodium, calcium, potassium, chlorine, phosphate, magnesium) and acid/base balance, as well as levels of blood glucose and blood proteins.
Anyone who wants a comprehensive picture of overall health. Abnormal results, particularly certain combinations of abnormal results, can indicate an underlying health problem. This profile is also used to monitor known conditions, such as hypertension, and to check for any kidney- or liver-related side effects from certain medications.
Results of the tests that are part of the metabolic profile are typically evaluated together to look for patterns. A single abnormal test result may mean something very different from several abnormal test results. Out-of-range results on any of the tests can be due to a variety of different reasons.
If any of your tests come back abnormal, you should follow up with a health care provider.
- Alkaline phosphatase
- Total bilirubin
- Total protein
- Calculated GFR
You should not eat or drink anything except water for 10 hours before this test.
Please note, some of these tests could indicate a serious health issue. If your results are critical for any of these tests, we will contact you as soon as we have your results no matter what time of day or night it is.
For more information on this test, go to labtestsonline.org