4) Chemistry Panel and CBC

 4) Chemistry Panel and CBC



Testing – How Valuable Is It? 


VERY Valuable!


There are some types of Testing, which I believe to be very valuable – both in IBD disease management, and in IBD disease diagnosis, and I will go over those types of tests here, and will share with you which tests I’ve done  and why.


These tests are:


1) Genetic Risk, Carrier Risk, Drug Response Testing


2) Inflammation Panel


3) B12 Blood Status Panel Test  



 4) Chemistry Panel and CBC


4) Chemistry Panel and CBC

(should be done every 3-4 months)


This test is especially important if you are on any of the mesalamine medications (whether oral or rectal)  as they affect both liver and kidney functions potentially and it’s important to keep an eye on those functions (per our discussion in the Updates). Also it’s important if you’re taking prednisone as well.


The Chemistry and CBC blood test is a comprehensive metabolic evaluation including the following tests:

  • Fasting Glucose (blood sugar)

  • Uric acid

  • BUN (blood urea nitrogen): Measures liver and kidney function

  • Creatinine: A test used to measure kidney function

  • BUN/Creatinine Ratio: For diagnosis of impaired renal function

  • Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)

  • Sodium

  • Potassium

  • Chloride

  • Calcium

  • Phosphorus

  • Total Protein

  • Albumin

  • Globulin

  • Albumin/Globulin Ratio

  • Bilirubin: Evaluates kidney and liver function

  • Alkaline Phosphatase: Evaluation of liver and bone diseases

  • LDH (lactic dehydrogenase)

  • AST (SGOT): Evaluates liver function

  • ALT (SGPT): Evaluates liver function

  • Iron (serum)

  • Lipid Profile: Evaluates the risk for developing atherosclerosis (arterial plaque) and coronary heart disease.

    • Total Cholesterol

    • Triglycerides

    • HDL Cholesterol

    • LDL Cholesterol

    • Total Cholesterol/HDL Ratio

  • Complete Blood Count:

    • Red blood cell count

    • Hemoglobin

    • Hematocrit

    • Red blood cell indices

    • Mean corpuscular hemoglobin

    • Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration

    • Red blood cell distribution

    • White blood cell count

    • Differential count

    • Platelet count


Click here to find out more about this important test



 4) Chemistry Panel and CBC





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