Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)

This test consists of several tests and provides a substantial amount of information. It is used to see how your liver and kidneys are working.

Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) Overview

Reviewed: May 13, 2015

Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) consists of several components. This test can detect and monitor several health conditions such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Kidney dysfunction
  • Liver dysfunction
  • Electrolyte imbalances

‚ÄčComprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) consists of the following:

  • Albumin
  • Alkaline phosphatase
  • ALT (alanine aminotransferase)
  • AST 
  • BUN 
  • Calcium
  • Chloride
  • CO2 (carbon dioxide)
  • Creatinine
  • Glucose test
  • Potassium test
  • Sodium
  • Total bilirubin
  • Total protein


Blood draw


Fasting is required: Do not drink or eat anything for 8 hours before your test.

What the results mean

Abnormal results can be due to a variety of different medical conditions, including kidney failure, breathing problems, and diabetes-related complications. See the individual tests for detailed information.