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Commonly Used Panels


Osvaldo Padilla

, MD, MPH, Texas Tech Health Science Center

Last full review/revision Sep 2018| Content last modified Sep 2018
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Certain groups of tests (panels) are commonly used to evaluate general health status or to help diagnose a suspected disorder. These panels are usually standardized. For example, the basic metabolic panel (BMP) typically contains 8 tests, which are used to evaluate electrolytes, glucose, calcium, and renal function.

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