Basic Metabolic Panel BMP
Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP)
This panel includes:
- Glucose – A type of sugar in the blood that is the main energy source for the body.
- Calcium – An important mineral for the normal function of the body.
- Chloride, carbon dioxide, potassium and sodium – Electrolytes that support normal body processes, maintain healthy amounts of fluids in the body, and balance the pH in the blood.
- BUN (blood urea nitrogen) and creatinine – Waste products filtered out of the blood by the kidneys. A calculation of the BUN-to-creatinine ratio is also provided, as well as a calculation of the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR).
1. Purchase Tests
Choose the test you want (be sure to pick the laboratory you want to use).
Pay by credit card or PayPal®.
You pay directly and we do not bill your insurance.
(Note: A $10 laboratory fee is added to your total when you purchase one or more blood tests.)
2. Visit a Lab
After purchasing your testing you will receive an email with your lab requisition. Bring this form to the laboratory.
NOTE: Be sure to visit the appropriate laboratory!
If you choose LabCorp only visit a
If you choose Quest Diagnostics only visit a Quest location!
No appointment is needed, but making one can minimize your wait time.
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If you have selected the option to have an At Home Test Kit delivered to you, you will receive your test kit in the mail within 5 to 7 business days. (Not all tests are available as At Home Test Kits.)
3. Get Results
We’ll email you when your results are ready. Sign into your account to view and download your result reports.
A basic metabolic panel (BMP) is used as a general screening test to evaluate overall health, including kidney function. It is regularly ordered as part of an annual wellness visit. It can also be used to monitor the health of people with certain conditions or people taking certain medications.
The tests included in a BMP are also available as part of a Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP), which adds waste products (bilirubin), liver enzyme tests (ALT, ALP, AST), and proteins (total protein, globulin, and albumin).