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CMP (Comprehensive Metabolic Panel) / CBC (Complete Blood Count) AARP The Magazine - February/March 2012 - Page 14-15

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The Ins and Outs of a Comprehensive Metabolic Panel

What Is a Comprehensive Metabolic Panel?: A blood sample is taken for the metabolic workup

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What some of the labs mean.......

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The comprehensive metabolic panel, or chemical screen, (CMP; CPT code 80053) is a panel of 14 blood tests which serves as an initial broad medical screening tool. The CMP provides a rough check of kidney function, liver function, and electrolyte and fluid balance, but it is far from perfect. Abnormal values from a CBC may be a result of false positives and thus the CBC may need to be repeated for a patient (or replaced with a more specific test).

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Lab Ranges and Interpretation Basics for Nursing Students: a guide designed especially for nursing students to assist with the learning curve of lab mastery. Includes the components of the CBC (complete blood count), CMP (comprehensive metabolic panel), lipid & coagulation studies, ABGs/pH, & others!

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