Understand Your Test

Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP) chem-7

Formal Name

 Basic Metabolic Panel

 

Why Get Tested?

To give your healthcare provider important information about your body's metabolism, including the current status of your kidneys as well as electrolyte and acid/base balance and level of blood glucose.

When To Get Tested?

As part of a routine health exam; when you are hospitalized, in the emergency room.