Made up of 8 individual tests that help assess electrolyte balance and general kidney function and general health. Sodium and Potassium are important for nerve and muscle function. Bicarbonate and Chloride levels are related to the body's acid-base balance and abnormalities can cause weakness or fatigue.The BUN and Creatinine tests assess your kidney function. Elevated levels may suggest dehydration or a kidney problem. The Glucose test screens for diabetes by measuring your blood sugar level.
Test includes: BUN; BUN:creatinine ratio; calcium, serum; carbon dioxide, total; chloride, serum; creatinine, serum; eGFR calculation; glucose, serum; potassium, serum; sodium, serum
Patient should fast for 12 hours preceding collection of specimen.