Answer: Yes. Hemoglobin is an iron-based protein within red blood cells. When saturated with oxygen it is called oxyhemoglobin and is abright red color. After hemoglobin releases oxygen to thebody tissues, it reverses its function and picks up carbon dioxide,the principal product of tissue respiration, for transport to thelungs, where it is expired. In this form, it is known ascarboxyhemoglobin and it is a purplish-red or maroon color.
Answer: A Comprehensive Metabolic Panel is a group of tests that are designed to show electrolyte levels, glucose levels, organ function, such as kidney and liver… It does not show medication or drug levels in the body; this requires specific testing to determine the medication or drug and level. The CMP results may tip the doctor off, causing him/her to request other tests, which may include a drug test. Not all drug tests are equal; some require that a doctor request a specific drug test, or a testing for a specific drug.
I am on a heavy duty pain narcotic; I have to have a blood test and urinalyses twice a year, to ensure that I am not taking other drugs along with my prescribed medication, as well as over indulging and taking more than what is prescribed for me. This requires a general drug blood test and a drug urine test, which can determine most drug use, but he must also run a specific test for the drug that I am prescribed, since it does not show up on normal drug tests.