BMP (Basic Metabolic Panel)
Also Known As: BMP, Chemistry Panel, Chemistry Screen, Chem 7
The basic metabolic panel (BMP) is a panel of tests that includes eight different measurements. It provides information about your body’s energy use, which is known as metabolism.
The BMP requires a blood sample that normally is taken from a vein in your arm. The test can be used to evaluate kidney function as well as your blood sugar, acid-base balance, and fluid and electrolyte levels.