Comprehensive Health Panel

Comprehensive Health Panel




Comprehensive Health Panel:

The rate at which people age varies widely and the hallmarks of aging, such as loss of muscle tone and energy, a declining immune system, increased levels of body fat, diabetes, heart disease, diabetes, and a depleted memory occurs much faster in some individuals than others. It depends on whether or not you are running your body at optimal levels. Improving your aging is an attainable goal since aging is fundamentally a metabolic process. This panel is perfect to check those metabolic processes such as inflammation, vitamin and mineral balance, sugar and lipid control, immune function, and thyroid regulation.

Panel includes:

    • Thyroid Hormones – Your thyroid gland sits in the lower portion of your neck and acts as the metabolic throttle for every cell in your body. Too much or too little thyroid hormone can be trouble for your health and well-being.
      • Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) – TSH is a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland. TSH stimulates the thyroid gland to produce thyroxine (T4) and ultimately triiodothyronine (T3).
      • Thyroxine (T4), Free, Direct – Measures the total amount of T4 available to the cells and tissues. Free T4 is not bound to proteins in the blood.
      • Thyroxine (T4) – Measures both Free T4 (thyroxine that has not bonded to proteins in the blood) and T4 that is bonded to proteins in the blood.
      • Triiodothyronine (T3), Free – Triiodothyronine (T3), Free – Measures the amount of T3 (the active form of the hormone) available to cells and tissues. T3 plays a key role in growth, development, regulating heart rate, metabolism and the body’s temperature.
    • Vitamins – Maintaining optimal levels is crucial for energy, immune function, mood regulation, and influencing the expression of genes involved in cancer development.
      • Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy – Vitamin D is important to every cell and tissue throughout the body. Form proper immune function and bone density to heart health and mood disorders, vitamin D is critical for optimal health
      • Vitamin B12 and Folate – Vitamin B12 and Folate help diagnosing central nervous system disorders, anemia and malabsorption syndromes. These two vitamins play an important role in energy level, muscle strength, and memory.
    • Cardiovascular Risk Markers – Important markers for identifying risk for blood clot formation, endothelial dysfunction, and injury.
      • Homocysteine, Plasma – Homocysteine is an independent risk factor for coronary heart disease. High blood levels may directly damage the delicate endothelial cells that line the inside of arteries and result in vascular inflammation, blood clot formation, and arterial plaque rupture.
      • C-Reactive Protein (CRP), High Sensitivity – The CRP blood test measures the level of systemic inflammation. Uncontrolled systemic inflammation places you at risk for many degenerative diseases like heart disease or stroke.
    • Insulin Resistance Markers – Insulin plays a major role in metabolism (the way the body uses food for energy). Insulin resistance can lead to a variety of serious health disorders.
      • Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C) – HbA1C is the average of blood sugar for the 3 months prior to the blood test and evaluates long-term blood sugar control. Serum glucose reacts with important proteins in the body rendering them nonfunctional through a process called glycation.
      • Fasting Glucose – Glucose is the primary blood sugar used by cells to make energy.
      • Fasting Insulin – Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas in response to eating carbohydrates. Insulin facilitates the transport of carbohydrates and sugars from the bloodstream into the cells. Insulin resistance occurs with excessive carbohydrate intake. In this case, insulin does not work optimally to drive glucose into the cells and tissues. When cells become resistant to insulin’s effects, the pancreas pumps out greater amounts of insulin in an attempt to force the glucose into the cells.
    • General Health Markers – Comprehensive wellness screening to check cholesterol, liver and kidney function, blood minerals and proteins, electrolyte status, anemia, immune function, and more
      • Complete Blood Count (CBC) With Differential – CBC is used to assess your general health status and to screen for, diagnose, or monitor a variety of diseases and conditions that affect blood cells, such as anemia, infection, inflammation, bleeding disorder or cancer.
      • Ferritin – Ferritin is a protein produced in the liver for the storage of iron. Ferritin is a sensitive and specific test that helps diagnosing iron deficiency anemia.
      • Metabolic Panel (14), Comprehensive – This panel measures your sugar level, electrolyte and fluid balance, kidney function and liver function
      • NMR LipoProfile With Insulin Resistance Markers – An advanced cholesterol test used to identify people at risk for lipid-related coronary heart disease. Magnesium, RBC – Magnesium plays many vital roles in preventing heart disease, controlling blood pressure, and maintaining healthy cholesterol levels.
        Red blood cell magnesium is the most precise way to assess intracellular magnesium status.