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What is chem a panel test?

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what is chem a panel test?
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Doctor: Dr. Wajid, Doctor replied 8 years ago
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I want to know what is Chem A panel blood test? What are the different chemistry in the blood it test? Is there another name for it because my doctor has no clue.
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I blood chemistry test is very broad. I would like to know what Chem A Panel specifically test in the blood.
Doctor: Dr. Wajid, Doctor replied 8 years ago
Thanks for the input...

Well truly speaking am not sure what Chem A panel blood tests mean myself however the different chemistry tests availble include the following:

  • Fasting Glucose
  • Uric acid
  • BUN (blood urea nitrogen): Measures liver and kidney function
  • Creatinine: A test used to measure kidney function
  • BUN/Creatinine Ratio: For diagnosis of impaired renal function
  • Estimated glomerular filtration rate
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Chloride
  • Calcium
  • Phosphorus
  • Total Protein
  • Albumin
  • Globulin
  • Albumin/Globulin Ratio
  • Bilirubin: Evaluates kidney and liver function
  • Alkaline Phosphatase: Evaluation of liver and bone diseases
  • LDH (lactic dehydrogenase)
  • AST (SGOT): Evaluates liver function
  • ALT (SGPT): Evaluates liver function
  • Iron (serum)
  • Lipid Profile: Evaluates the risk for developing atherosclerosis (arterial plaque) and coronary heart disease.

I hope this answers your question...

Thank you...
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I am not satisfied with your answer because that is almost what I got from searching in the internet. On my particular interest is Chem A Panel blood test of which I did not get a clear answer as to what it really is testing. In other words what blood chemistry.
Doctor: Dr. Wajid, Doctor replied 8 years ago
Hi again...

Every laboratory has its own categorization of chemical blood tests, categorizing it into panel A or B... So your local laboratory would be best able to answer your question regarding what tests are included in Chem A panel blood test...

Thank you...
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