Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP)
Also known as:
BMP; Chemistry Panel; Chemistry Screen; Chem 7; SMA 7; SMAC7 (somewhat outdated terms)
Basic Metabolic Panel
Why Get Tested?
To give your health care provider important information about 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
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?
You may need to fast for 10-12 hours prior to sample collection; follow any instructions you are given.