what labs should I get done?

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The following biomarkers obtained from a blood draw will give a decent picture of how the body is functioning.

Stool, breath, saliva, urine, or hair tests may also be recommended based on your health status. Many of the labs below may be covered by insurance, however, please call your insurance to confirm.

CHEMISTRY

  • Complete Metabolic Panel (CMP)

  • Hemoglobin A1c

  • Fasting blood glucose

  • Ferritin

  • Iron and TIBC

  • Vitamin D3

  • Serum magnesium

  • Whole blood vitamin B1

  • Whole blood vitamin B2

  • Vitamin B5

  • Plasma vitamin B6

  • Vitamin B7

  • B12 

  • Plasma ascorbate

  • Folate 

  • Methylmalonic Acid (MMA)

  • Plasma Selenium

  • Magnesium

  • Plasma Zinc 

  • GGT

  • Uric acid

HEMATOLOGY

  • CBC with Diff 

  • Homocysteine

  • High-sensitive C-Reactive Protein (hsCRP)

THYROID HORMONES

  • TSH

  • Free T4 

  • Free T3 

  • Thyroglobulin AB 

  • TPO Antibodies

  • RT3

HORMONES

  • Cortisol

  • Testosterone, Total

  • Testosterone, Free

  • Estradiol

  • DHEA-S

  • Sex hormone binding globulin

LIPIDS (fasting)

  • Lipid profile; OR

  • NMR Lipoprofile or CardioIQ profile

(Adding the italicized markers would give a more comprehensive picture, however may not necessary (e.g., in case your insurance doesn't cover them))

 

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