Comprehensive Metabolic Profile Test




The Comprehensive Metabolic Profile is an in-depth assessment that includes the following components:

Urea Electrolytes and Creatinine (UEC) is a measure of kidney function. UEC measures, Sodium (Na), Potassium (K), Bicarbonate (HCO3), Urea, eGFR, and creatinine. These analytes reflect kidney function, and metabolic acidosis and provide clinical value in the diagnosis and management of acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease.

Liver function tests (LFT) is a hepatic panel that identifies the function of the liver. The liver processes drugs and alcohol, filter toxic chemicals, stores vitamins, and minerals, and makes bile, proteins, and enzymes. LFT tests the levels of a number of proteins and enzymes that are either produced by liver cells or released into the blood when liver cells are damaged, namely ALP, ALT, AST, GGT, Albumin, Total Protein, and Bilirubin.

Lipids test identifies fat metabolism markers to monitor and screen for risk of cardiovascular disease. Cholesterol and triglycerides are lipids or fats which are important for cellular health but can be harmful when they build up in the blood. Lipids identify measures of cholesterol, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), low-density lipoprotein (LDL), and the risk ratios.

Glucose identifies blood sugar levels, which when out of balance, may be associated with diabetes, insulin resistance, or insulin sensitivity.

Urate (UA) identifies the level of uric acid in the blood. Uric acid is produced when the body breaks down foods that contain organic compounds called purines. High levels of uric acid can cause gout.

Magnesium (Mg) is a mineral and electrolyte responsible for many functions in the blood. Mg is required for muscle, nerve, and cardiovascular function.

Phosphate (Phos) in the blood measures mineral phosphorus levels inactive to kidney disease or bone disorders. The kidneys remove excess phosphate from the blood. Phosphate is an electrically charged particle that contains the mineral phosphorus. Phosphorus supports calcium in bone health.

Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) an enzyme protein is released into blood and body fluids when body tissue is damaged by disease or injury. LDH levels are used to monitor cancer therapy or may be raised in conditions like anemia, liver disease, lung disease, and some types of infections.

Calcium test measures calcium in the blood essential for the proper functioning of your nerves, muscles, and heart. Calcium is the primary mineral in the blood needed for healthy bones and teeth. An imbalance of Calcium may be a sign of bone, thyroid, kidney disease, or other medical conditions.

Common Conditions

  • Mental and Behavioural changes
  • Irritability
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Paranoia
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Malnutrition/Malabsorption

How to take the test

The test can be done right near your home or office.  Testing for imbalances is really important due to its ability to prevent many serious health problems, the test includes:

  • An authorized blood specimen order form that you take to your local accredited pathology for collection of your blood (Find a pathology near you here).
  • A blood specimen test kit for the pathology to use to collect your blood sample
  • Complete instructions for taking the test for you and the pathology

Test results are sent to one of our professional health practitioners within 5 business days for evaluation.  Our practitioners contact you with the results and recommendations on any findings via email, mail or phone.

Testing for:

UEC, LFT, Lipids, Gluc, Urate, Mg, Phos, LDH, Calcium