A complete blood count (CBC) evaluates your overall health by measuring different components of your blood (white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets). A CBC can help identify potential disorders such as anemia, infection, and inflammation among others. It is often the first step in routine lab work.
A comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) is a general screening test that checks how your organs are functioning. It looks at several different components of your blood, including blood sugar, proteins, minerals, acid-base balance, and waste products. It can be one of the first steps in identifying conditions such as diabetes, liver disease, and kidney disease.
A urinalysis, or urine test, checks your urine for many substances, including cells, bacteria, blood, and waste products. It can help diagnose or manage many conditions, including kidney disorders, urinary tract infections (UTIs), hypertension, and diabetes.
A cholesterol profile, also known as a lipid panel, looks at important fats in the body: total cholesterol (including HDL or “good cholesterol,” and LDL or “bad cholesterol”) and triglycerides. This test can help you assess your risk for heart disease.