Common Lab Panels and Ranges Cheat Sheet

The Explained Lab Test Panel is a combination of 6 common, in-depth health test panels that measure and evaluate the body as a whole.

Common Lab Panel includes the following tests:

  • Lipid Panel – Measures cholesterol levels
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) – Measures 14 different components
  • Routine Comprehensive Urinalysis With Microscopic Examination on positive results
  • Iron and Total Iron-binding Capacity (TIBC)
  • Thyroid Panel with TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC) with Differential


Common Lab Panels

LP (lipid panel)

The lipid/cholesterol panel looks at the overall levels of cholesterol in the body. Lipids are forms of fat within the body1), and they include cholesterol types.

The Lipid Panel measures:

  • LDL – “Bad Cholesterol”
  • HDL – “Good Cholesterol”
  • Total Cholesterol
  • Triglycerides


CMP (Comprehensive Metabolic Panel)


A CMP test looks at the status of your metabolism including the kidneys, the liver, the electrolyte balance, and the acid/base balance, along with levels of blood glucose and blood proteins.


This test can look for conditions like hypertension, diabetes, liver disease, and kidney disease. It also can be used to monitor the liver and kidneys for potential medication side effects.3)


CMP measures in 14 different blood components which are the following:


  • (ALT) Alanine aminotransferase
  • Albumin
  • (ALP) Alkaline phosphatase
  • (AST) Aspartate aminotransferase
  • (BUN) Blood urea nitrogen
  • Calcium
  • Carbon dioxide (Bicarbonate)
  • Chloride
  • Creatinine
  • Glucose
  • Potassium
  • Sodium
  • Total Protein
  • Total Bilirubin


CBC (Complete Blood Count)


A CBC test is primarily used to look for anemia, and infection. It can often diagnose or monitor a medical condition, or it is used to monitor medical treatment.7)

Symptoms like fatigue, weakness, skin discoloration, or irregular bleeding can sometimes be diagnosed with a CBC test.

Our CBC measures 10 different blood components:

  • (RBC) Red Blood Cell Count
  • (MCV) Mean Corpuscular Volume
  • (RDW) Red Blood Cell Distribution Width
  • (Hgb, Hb) Hemoglobin
  • (MCHC) Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration
  • (MCH) Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin
  • (WBC) White Blood Cell Count
  • Hematocrit
  • Percentage and Absolute Differential Counts / White Blood Cell Differential
  • Platelet Count

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