A comprehensive metabolic panel is a group of blood tests that provide an insight into your body’s chemical balance and metabolism. Metabolism is the physical and chemical process in the body that uses energy. Diagnostic tests evaluate the absence of specific enzymes that are necessary to maintain the normal chemical function in the body. These tests help screen for a variety of issues. The glucose test helps screen for diabetes mellitus and pre-diabetes. The calcium test can indicate or monitor bone diseases or diseases of the parathyroid gland or kidneys. At Hopewell Nutrition we do a comprehensive screening to help us understand your body’s unique composition.