19 Sep What is a CMP Blood Test, and Can You Get it at Home?
When it comes to optimal health and peak performance, having a clear picture of where your body is at is essential. Many people have difficulty making meaningful strides in improving their health because they are unclear about their wellness baseline. This is why many people opt to perform a CMP blood test.
What is a CMP blood test?
Known as a Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP), this is a test that measures 14 various substances in your blood. Based on these results, you and a medical professional gain important information about your body’s chemical balance and metabolism.
Levels that are tested include:
- Glucose, the body’s primary source of energy
- Calcium essential for bone, muscle, and nerve function
- Sodium, potassium, and electrolytes responsible for proper hydration balance in the body and around the cells
- Albumin, liver-produced protein
- Total protein
- ALP, ALT, AST, enzymes made by the liver
- Blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, waste products in the blood
Levels of any of these substances or combinations outside of normal ranges may indicate a serious health problem. This kind of test can be an early indicator of serious issues and provide your doctor with enough time to prevent irreversible damage.
Who should get a CMP blood test
Anyone invested in optimizing their health and identifying early signs of illness would benefit from a CMP blood test. With that said, those experiencing unexplainable symptoms such as:
- Chronic fatigue
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Swollen hands and feet
- Chronic inflammation
- High blood pressure
- Diminished kidney function
You would benefit from a CMP blood test.
A growing number of people utilize CMP tests as part of their annual health screenings. Not only does it serve as an early indicator, but it can also provide valuable data for clients to create a strategic plan to improve their health and address any deficiencies.
Ways to get a CMP blood test
Thanks to advances in medical service technology, there are now several ways to receive a CMP blood test. Traditionally, individuals can travel to a medical clinic to receive a CMP blood panel. While in-clinic testing is an option, it is often far from the ideal solution for busy people. From scheduling, commuting, and writing in a waiting room, in-clinic options may be too inconvenient.
As a result, many people opt for a DIY, at-home testing kit. Often ordered online and delivered to your door, these at-home testing kits have been reported to produce mixed results. From difficult to follow instructions to inaccurate results, many clients opt for a more personalized approach that is the best of both worlds.
In-home CMP blood testing provides a medical professional that comes to your door to perform a clinic-level blood draw in the comfort of your home without ever having to go outside.
We’d love to go over your options regarding personalized in-home CMP blood tests. Feel free to reach out with any questions.
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Get your at Home Lab Test with Concierge MD
If you need a lab test but want to avoid traveling to the doctor’s office, consider Concierge MD as an option. We are a licensed mobile healthcare provider with a wide range of services, including lab testing. You can make an appointment online or over the phone for one of our healthcare specialists to visit you in your home and collect samples for one of our many accessible lab tests:
- Wellness Panel
- Male Hormone
- Female Hormone
- STD Panel
- Thyroid Panel
- Anemia Panel
- Food Sensitivity
- Genetic Cancer Screening
- Gut Microbiome
- Inflammation Panel
- Heavy Metal Panel
- Sleep and Stress Panel
- Urinary Health Panel
- Vaginal Health Panel
- and more…
Our staff will assure the safe delivery of samples to our lab. When your results are ready, we can assist you in interpreting them and help you move forward toward a better self. Concierge MD is a private and professional healthcare service that focuses on you. Contact us immediately to order your lab testing!Learn More