A comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) is a blood test that measures the levels of chemicals in the blood. It provides an overall view of the body's metabolism. The CMP may be used as part of a routine medical exam or to diagnose conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, liver disease or kidney disease. The test may also be performed to monitor the side effects of certain medications or chronic conditions.
The CMP is performed similar to any other blood test, but is able to evaluate some of the following: