Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)

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What Are the Tests in The Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) Package?

This package measures 14 different substances in your blood. It provides important information about your body’s chemical balance and metabolism. This is important, as our metabolism is how the body processes food into energy.

Total Package Cost from: R715

Please note that our packages are just a guide, you can pick any of these tests, add extra tests or take out any test. Choose what suits your needs!

Our CMP Package Explained

Fasting Glucose Test

A fasting blood sugar test is used to measure sugar in your blood. This test is a simple, safe and common way to diagnose prediabetes, diabetes or gestational diabetes. Our nurse will just need to prick your finger or use a needle to draw blood from a vein in your arm. To prepare for this test, don’t eat and only drink water for 8 to 12 hours before the test.

Inclusive cost: R50

Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT)

An ALT test measures the amount of this enzyme in the blood. Proteins called enzymes help the liver break down other proteins, so your body can absorb them more easily. It plays a crucial role in metabolism, the process that turns food into energy. ALT is normally found inside liver cells. However, when your liver is damaged or inflamed, ALT can be released into your bloodstream. This causes serum ALT levels to rise. Many times, an increase in ALT is the first sign of a problem and is elevated before other symptoms start to appear.

Inclusive Cost: R50

Albumin

An albumin blood test gives important information on your liver and kidney function. Albumin is a protein that is found in your blood plasma. Low albumin levels might be the result of kidney disease, liver disease, inflammation or infections. High albumin levels can be caused by dehydration or severe diarrhoea.

Inclusive Cost: R50

Alkaline phosphatase (ALP)

The alkaline phosphatase (ALP) test measures how much alkaline phosphatase you have in your blood. You may need this test if you’re at risk for a condition that affects your liver.

Inclusive Cost: R50

Bicarbonate Test

This test measures bicarbonate, which is a by-product of your body’s metabolism. The body uses this substance to help keep a normal acid-base (pH) balance. This balance prevents your body from becoming too acid, which can cause many health problems. The lungs and kidneys keep a normal blood pH by removing excess acid.

Inclusive cost: R50

Bilirubin (Total) Test

This is a blood test that measures the direct and indirect form of bilirubin in the blood. This test is used to find out how well your liver is working. It is often part of a panel of tests that measure liver function. A small amount of bilirubin in your blood is normal, but a high level may be a sign of liver disease.

Inclusive Cost: R50

Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN)

The blood urea nitrogen (BUN) test reveals important information about how well your kidneys are working. A BUN test measures the amount of urea nitrogen that’s in your blood.

Inclusive Cost: R70

Calcium Test

This test looks for a critical mineral that enables bone health, the functioning of muscles, and the cardiovascular and nervous systems. The main sources of calcium are dietary, but the mineral’s levels in the blood do not normally fluctuate based on diet. Instead, calcium in the blood is usually drawn from being stored in the bones.

Inclusive Cost: R70

Chloride Test

A chloride blood test measures the amount of chloride in your blood. Chloride is a type of electrolyte. Electrolytes are electrically charged minerals that help control the amount of fluids and the balance of acids and bases (pH balance) in your body. Chloride is often measured with other electrolytes to diagnose or monitor conditions.

Inclusive Cost: R50

Creatinine Urine Blood Test

The creatinine blood test measures the level of creatinine in the blood. This test is done to see how well your kidneys are working.

Inclusive cost: R75

Potassium Test

A potassium test is used to measure the amount of potassium in your blood. Potassium is an electrolyte that’s essential for proper muscle and nerve function. Even minor increases or decreases in the amount of potassium in your blood can result in serious health problems.

Inclusive cost: R50

Sodium Test

A sodium blood test measures the amount of sodium in your blood. Sodium is a type of electrolyte. Electrolytes are electrically charged minerals. They help control the amount of fluid and the balance of acids and bases (pH balance) in your body. Sodium also helps your nerves and muscles work properly.

Inclusive cost: R50

Total Protein Test

The total protein test measures the total amount albumin and globulin in your body. It’s used as part of your routine health check-up. It may also be used if you have unexpected weight loss, fatigue, or the symptoms of a kidney or liver disease.

Inclusive Cost: R50

The lab result provided by Epicentre does not provide a diagnosis. Laboratory test results should be taken to a medical practitioner for a diagnosis and treatment.

The Comprehensive Metabolic Panel Procedure

Coming in for this package is as easy as booking a test on our site or just coming through to one of our Walk-In Labs. One of our nurses will take a little blood from you and use it to test for these health targets identified in this package.

Fasting is crucial to the glucose tests in this package. You usually need to fast for 8–12 hours before you come in for this package.

If you would like to test without fasting, please ask not to do the glucose test.

A CMP is used to check several body functions and processes, including:

✔ Liver and kidney health
Blood sugar levels
Blood protein levels
Acid and base balance
Fluid and electrolyte balance
Metabolism

Who Should Get The Comprehensive Metabolic Panel Package?

When Should You Get The Comprehensive Metabolic Panel Package?

Most people get a CMP as part of their yearly checkup. The doctor might also want one to check you for problems, keep track of any chronic conditions you have, or make sure certain medications aren’t hurting your liver or kidneys

What Time Should I Come For My Test?

We would recommend coming in the morning as this test package needs fasting.

Can I Get Extra Tests With This Package?

You can build your own custom packages, choose which tests you would like by ticking on the menu provided to you during your test. You can eliminate tests that you don’t need or add on extra tests if you require them.

Want a single test? You can monitor a specific aspect of your health with ease at our Walk-In Lab.

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For 20 years Epicentre has been fighting South African’s infectious diseases, and now we’re taking on COVID-19! We are a company founded on a vision, ending disease in South Africa! So we believe in making an IMPACT.

We are an independent organization that is committed to creating a positive impact on health & wellness for all in South Africa.

We want to close the gap between unscreened, undiagnosed, and uncontrolled HIV & COVID-19 infections as well as other chronic diseases for all South Africans.

By booking your tests with Epicentre, you are supporting a real local company that has worked for 20 years in all 9 provinces, from Pollsmoor prison to Constantia; & you’re getting a gold standard service that experts trust!

Epicentre Special Deals

We offer free and heavily discounted tests as they are subsidized by research organizations that are looking to use this anonymous information to investigate various research questions, like can people test themselves for COVID?

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Free Blood Pressure Tests

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Please note that our packages are just a guide, you can pick any of these tests in these packages, add extra tests or take out any tests. Choose what suits your needs!

Women’s Wellness Package (Foundation)

Women’s Wellness Package (+40yrs)

Men’s Wellness Package (Foundation)

Men’s Wellness Package (+40yrs)

Arthritis Package

Athletes Total Wellness Package

Diabetes Monitoring Package

Diabetes Screening Package

Comprehensive Metabolic Panel Package

Comprehensive Weight Loss Package

Liver & Pancreas Package

Long COVID Package

HIV Monitoring Package

HIV Screening Package

Iron Deficiency & Anaemia Package

Menopause Package

Women’s Fertility Test Package

Men’s Fertility Test Package

STI Screening Package

Thyroid Screening Package

Rapid Typhoid Test

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Laboratory Typhoid Test

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Rapid COVID-19 Antigen/infection testing

(R250 with a R50 pensioners discount!)

Drive-Thru COVID-19 PCR Testing

(R500)

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(R1150 + travel over 50kms)

Rapid COVID-19 Antibody Tests

On Sale! (R150)

Express International Flight Testing

(PCR Flight certificate in 12hrs)

(R850)

Cape Town Only

Extra Express International Flight Testing

(PCR Flight certificate in 4-5hrs)

(R2000)

Cape Town Only

International Flight Testing Package

(PCR + Antiviral Mask)

(R1000)

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