Chem 7 vs. BMP/CMP
- 0Jul 5, '06 by JesskanurseI read an order the other day for a "Chem 7" and didn't know what it was. I don't remember learning about this in school. My coworker told me this is the same as a BMP or CMP (I can't remember which one it was). Is this true??
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- 1Jul 5, '06 by leslie :-Dthe BMP (basic metabolic panel) is chem 7s' equivalent.
glucose, ca+, na+, k+, c02, chloride, bun, creatinine.
CMP (comprehensive metabolic panel) was formerly known as chem 12 and includes:
glucose, ca+, albumin, tp, na+, k+, c02, chloride, bun, creatinine, alp, alt, ast and bilirubin.
- 0Jul 5, '06 by ICRN2008Chem 7=BMP and Chem 20=CMP.
The old names haven't been used in quite a number of years. I was told in school that the names changed because of changes in Medicare billing/coding. For instance, it is necessary to have the appropriate diagnosis code to justify ordering CMPs every 12 hours when you should really just be ordering a K+ and a Mg.Last edit by ICRN2008 on Jul 5, '06