About the test
This metabolic panel test checks for the balance of electrolytes in your blood as well as blood glucose levels and kidney function. Ideal for gym performance monitoring and the exercise conscious.
The balance of electrolytes in our blood is vital for the correct functioning of nerves and muscles, the maintenance of our heart rhythm and a whole host of other essential metabolic functions. Disturbances in electrolyte levels may result in no symptoms at all but, if severe, may have life threatening consequences. In between these two scenarios are a range of more or less significant symptoms depending on the severity of the abnormality, and the particular electrolyte that is abnormal. In this test we check for sodium, potassium, chloride and calcium.
We also measure the level of the waste product creatinine from which we can estimate the health of your kidneys (which is given as the eGFR). The kidneys are crucial in maintaining the balance of electrolytes in the blood and so kidney health and normal electrolyte levels are closely bound.
Liver function is tested because the health of your liver is so important to your overall health, but also because electrolyte abnormalities can occur in liver disease, particularly in the later stages of the disease.
Lastly, we check blood sugar levels in the form of glucose which is the body’s energy source. Abnormal levels of glucose may indicate diabetes or pre-diabetes.
- Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)
- Potassium (walk-in only)
- Corrected Calcium
- Fasting Glucose
Need more biomarkers? Check out our Advanced Metabolic Panel Blood Test.