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Alternate Names : SMAC20, SMA20

Overview & Description | Preparation & Expectations | Results and Values

In the past, doctors used to order groups or panels of laboratory tests in order to diagnose different conditions. The CHEM-20, a set of 20 tests, was one of these group tests. These days, doctors most often order the laboratory tests separately depending on the specific condition.

Who is a candidate for the test?

Click on the links below to learn more about why each test might be done.

How is the test performed?

Click on the links below for the individual tests to learn more about how each test is performed.


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CHEM-20: Preparation & Expectations

Author: David T. Moran, MD
Reviewer: Melinda Murray Ratini, DO
Date Reviewed: 06/03/02

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