You need more than a routine blood chemistry panel to find the root cause of an illness. The Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) is a frequently ordered panel of tests that gives your doctor important information about the current status of your kidneys, liver, and electrolyte and acid/base balance as well as of your blood sugar and blood proteins.
In addition to the CMP Dr. Norling would include complete blood count, lipid panel, C – reactive protein, homocysteine, thyroid function tests, Vitamin D, PSA, Hg A1C or other labs as indicated. Vitamin D levels are important to test as low levels can contribute to chronic illness, major health problems, and symptoms. However, many times this routine lab work comes back “normal” but the patient is sick. That is why it is important to use specialized testing to find the underlying cause of the illness or symptoms.