This test is primarily directed at assessing the functioning and health status of various vital organs of the body. The blood chemistry test will check and measure the levels of certain specific substances in the blood which are secreted by these vital organs in the blood. Thus their secretion level in the blood is clearly indicative of the functioning status of that particular organ.
Liver secretes liver enzymes and bilirubin. Liver enzymes are vital to chemical reactins of the body and bilirubin breaks down fats. The level of liver enzymes and the bilirubin is clearly reflective of the liver function. As the therapies impact the functioning of the kidney and the liver, the blood chemistry test which will evaluate the potassium, chloride, and urea nitrogen levels in the blood will give results on the effect pre and post treatment. To assess and determine the health of kidney and bone of the body, calcium levels of the blood are checked. For diabetic patients and patients on steroids for swelling and pain, blood sugar levels in the blood are tested. In case of any abnormal report the doctor may advise further CT scan or bone scan to check the extent of the cancer to the bone or liver of the body.