Term Blood Chemistry Panels
Code LF-5280.1500-100
Definition Programs that conduct laboratory tests which measure the chemical content of an individual's blood as a means of assessing the individual's general health status. Blood chemistry panels may be offered in the context of a general physical examination, and indicate total cholesterol, glucose, HDL, LDL, VLDL, BUN, creatine, uric acid, total protein, albumin, albumin/gobulin ratio, total bilirubin, alkaline, phosphatase, GGT, AST, ALT, LD, total iron, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, sodium, chloride, carbon dioxide, amylase, and triglycerides, as well as indicators of liver, kidney and heart function. Laboratory reports generally indicate the normal range for each variable and highlight any test results that fall outside that range.
Created 8/28/02
Changed 5/4/10
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See Also References General Physical Examinations (LF-7100.2500)
External Classification Terms Ambulatory & Primary Health Care (NTE E30)
Health (CAN HC-300)
Health Care (AIRS HC-300)
Health Diagnostic, Intervention & Treatment (NPC E07)
Related Concepts Evaluation/Testing/Diagnosis/Assessment
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Bibliographic References "Chemistry Panel", Fact Sheet Number 122, Revised February 14, 2006, New Mexico AIDS Information and Training Center website, http://img.thebody.com/legacyAssets/60/85/panel.pdf

"How to Review Your Blood Test Results: Interpretation of your Lab Tests", © 1997 - 2006, Amarillo Medical Specialists, LLP, website, http://www.amarillomed.com/howto.htm

"What Does My Blood Test Mean?", Bloodbook.com website, http://www.bloodbook.com/test-result.html

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