A comprehensive metabolic profile (CMP) is a group of blood tests that measure the levels of various substances in the blood. The CMP typically includes tests to measure levels of electrolytes, enzymes, and proteins in the blood, as well as tests to evaluate the function of the liver and kidneys.
The CMP may also include tests to measure levels of glucose (sugar), creatinine (a waste product produced by muscle metabolism), and bilirubin (a substance produced when red blood cells break down). These tests help evaluate the function of the liver and kidneys.
The CMP is typically performed by drawing a small sample of blood from a vein in the arm, using a needle and a tube. The sample is then sent to a laboratory for analysis.
A CMP is often ordered as part of a routine health examination or when a person has symptoms that may be related to a medical condition. It is used to help diagnose and monitor a variety of medical conditions and to assess the effectiveness of treatment.
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