This panel measures a combination of vitamins and minerals, offering an evaluation of nutrients that could be impacting your mental and physical well-being. Vitamin and nutrient imbalances could be causing or a contributing factor to many health issues. Use this panel to find out your deficiency so you can start living a better quality life.
- Iron and Total Iron-binding Capacity (TIBC) – Iron plays a principal role in the synthesis of red blood cells. It is necessary for the proliferation of red cells and is required for hemoglobin production. Iron is transported in the blood as transferrin. Transferrin carries 60-70% of the body’s iron. The total amount of iron bound to transferrin is referred to as TIBC. TIBC will help differentiating between different type of anemia.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Zinc, RBC – Evaluate deficiencies sin zinc since the body does not store this important mineral.