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The complete metabolic panel is used to give your health care provider important information about the current status of your kidneys, liver, as well as electrolyte and acid/base balance and level of blood glucose. It is checked as part of a routine health exam or during hospitalization or visits to the emergency room.
The CMP is made up of 14 tests; the Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP) is a subset of those and has 8 tests. It does not include the liver (ALP, ALT, AST, and bilirubin) and protein (albumin and total protein) tests. A health care provider may order a CMP rather than a BMP if she wants to get a more complete picture of the status of a person’s organ function or to check for specific conditions, such as diabetes or liver or kidney disease.