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Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP)
A Basic Metabolic Panel is conducted in order to get information about the status and health of your kidneys, electrolyte levels, glucose levels and the acid/base balance.
Basic Metabolic Panel is also commonly known as or referred to as BMP, Chemistry Panel, Chemistry Screen, Chem 7, SMA 7 and SMAC7.
A Basic Metabolic Panel can be taken during a routine check-up or when you are hospitalized. The sample required is a simple blood draw from a vein in your arm. You may be required to fast up to 12 hours before the blood draw to give accurate test results.