Fasting Required: Yes 8-10 Hours Specimen: Blood Results: 1-2 Business Days Tests Included: Glucose: Blood sugar level, the most direct single test to uncover diabetes, may be used not only to identify diabetes, but also to evaluate how one controls the disease. Kidneys: Bun (Urea Nitrogen)—Another by-product of protein metabolism eliminated through the kidneys. BUN is an indicator of kidney function. Creatinine, Serum—An indicator of kidney function Bun/Creatinine Ratio—Calculated by dividing the BUN by the Creatinine Glomerular Filtration (eGFR)—Provides an assessment of the filtering capacity of the kidney. Fluids & Electrolytes: Sodium—One of the major salts in the body fluid, sodium is important in the body's water balance and the electrical activity of nerves and muscles. Potassium—Helps to control the nerves and muscles Chloride—Similar to sodium, it helps to maintain the body's electrolyte balance Carbon Dioxide, Total—Used to help detect, evaluate, and monitor electrolyte imbalances. Calcium: A mineral essential for development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth. It is important also for the normal function of muscles, nerves and blood clotting. Liver: Protein, Total—Together with albumin, it is a measure of the state of nutrition in the body. Albumin—Serum one of the major proteins in the blood and a reflection of the general state of nutrition Globulin, Total—A major group of proteins in the blood comprising the infection fighting antibodies Albumin/Globulin Ratio—Calculated by dividing the albumin by the globulin Bilirubin, Total—A chemical involved with liver functions. High concentrations may result in jaundice. Alkaline Phosphatase—A body protein important in diagnosing proper bone and liver functions Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST or SGOT)—an enzyme found in skeletal and heart muscle, liver and other organs. Abnormalities may represent liver disease. Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT or SGPT)—an enzyme found primarily in the liver. Abnormalities may represent liver disease.