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Commonly Used Panels

by Frank H. Wians, Jr., PhD

Certain groups of tests (panels) are commonly used.

Commonly Used Panels

Panels

Test

CMP

RFP

BMP

ELEC

HFPA

LPP

AHP

Albumin

X

X

X

Alkaline phosphatase

X

X

Aminotransferase, alanine (ALT, formerly SGPT)

X

X

Aminotransferase, aspartate (AST, formerly SGOT)

X

X

Bilirubin, direct

X

Bilirubin, total

X

X

Calcium

X

X

X

Carbon dioxide

X

X

X

X

Chloride

X

X

X

X

Cholesterol, total

X

Cholesterol, HDL

X

Creatinine

X

X

X

Glucose

X

X

X

Hepatitis A, IgM antibody

X

Hepatitis B core, IgM antibody

X

Hepatitis B surface antigen

X

Hepatitis C antibody

X

Phosphorus

X

Potassium

X

X

X

X

Protein, total

X

X

Sodium

X

X

X

X

Triglycerides*

X

Urea nitrogen (BUN)

X

X

X

X

*Includes calculations of risk ratios and low-density lipoprotein (LDL).

AHP = acute hepatitis panel; BMP = basic metabolic panel; CMP = comprehensive metabolic panel; ELEC = electrolyte panel; HDL = high-density lipoprotein; HFPA = hepatic function panel; LPP = lipid panel; RFP = renal function panel; SGOT = serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase; SGPT = serum glutamatic-pyruvic transaminase.

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