My doctor has ordered a BMP lab panel to check my kidney function. He does not know about me using testosterone or any other supplements. I am wondering if using AAS would skew any of the results in a BMP panel, and if I should stop my cycle for a while before going to have my labs drawn. Thanks for the replies.
Test has never affected my CMP. I think orals would show elevated liver values but that’s probably a case by case basis on the amount, duration, and individual response.
The email the nurse sent me said BMP panel. Is that the same a CMP?
No, the BMP doesn’t test for liver function.
Ok. I think BMP mostly is testing for creatinine and such. I didnt think gear would would affect those much. Thanks for your input.
I don’t think cycling with AAS’s would effect any of theses. Still I usually plan my cycles when there are no docs and blood test on the horizon. That’s poor planning man.
The BMP includes the following tests:
- Glucose - energy source for the body; a steady supply must be available for use, and a relatively constant level of glucose must be maintained in the blood.
- Calcium - one of the most important minerals in the body; it is essential for the proper functioning of muscles, nerves, and the heart and is required in blood clotting and in the formation of bones.
- Sodium - vital to normal body processes, including nerve and muscle function
- Potassium - vital to cell metabolism and muscle function
- CO2 (carbon dioxide, bicarbonate) - helps to maintain the body’s acid-base balance (pH)
- Chloride - helps to regulate the amount of fluid in the body and maintain the acid-base balance
- BUN (blood urea nitrogen) - waste product filtered out of the blood by the kidneys; conditions that affect the kidney have the potential to affect the amount of urea in the blood.
- Creatinine – waste product produced in the muscles; it is filtered out of the blood by the kidneys so blood levels are a good indication of how well the kidneys are working.
I had no idea there would be any tests. It caught me by surprise.
Thanks for you guys’ replies. I was stressed out a little and trying to figure out how to postpone the labs when I got the nurse’s email.