Total Wellness Lab Panel
The total wellness lab panel is perfect for those with an active lifestyle and for those who are seeking to be healthier. The panel is a combination of 6 common, in-depth health test panels that measure and evaluate the body as a whole. In includes the following tests: Lipid Panel – measures cholesterol levels; Comprehensive Metabolic Panel – measures 14 different components; Iron and Total Iron-binding Capacity; Thyroid Panel with Thyroid Stimulating Hormone; and Complete Blood Count.
The Lipid Panel is used to measure overall cholesterol levels in the body. Lipids are various forms of fat in the body and include cholesterol types. Higher levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL, also know as “bad cholesterol”) are associated with increased risk of heart attack.
LDL helps cause atherosclerosis, a hardening of the veins that leads to plaque build-up and heart attacks. This lipid panel measures levels of : Total Cholesterol, HDL – “Good Cholesterol”, LDL – “Bad Cholesterol”, and Triglycerides.
The Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) measures blood sugar (glucose) levels, electrolyte and fluid balance, kidney function, and liver function. The 14 measurements included in the CMO help to provide a look at the overall health of the body and its metabolism and chemical balance, and can help diagnose certain conditions like diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease and hypertension. The CMP aids in determining how the liver and kidneys are functioning and where glucose, calcium, protein, sodium, potassium, and chloride levels stand. The CMP blood test measures levels of Albumin, Blood urea nitrogen, Calcium, Carbon dioxide (Bicarbonate), Chloride, Creatinine, Glucose, Potassium, Total bilirubin, and Liver enzymes: Alanine aminotransferase (ALT), Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and Aspartate aminotransferase.
Total Iron Binding Capacity test includes an Iron test and is used to see if there is too much or too little iron in the blood. Iron moves through the blood attached to a protein called transferrin. The TIBC test is often used to differentiate between anemia types and gives more iron statistics than the Iron Test alone.
The Thyroid Test Panel with TSH includes: T3 uptake, T4 (Thyroxine), T7 (Free-T4 Index) and TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone). The thyroid is an endocrine gland that not only controls metabolism, but also secrete hormones that are necessary for growth, development and nearly every physiological process in the body.
The Complete Blood Count (CBC) helps to give an overall view of general health and screens for a broad scope of diseases and conditions. This test includes testing for 10 kinds of cells and cell molecules in the blood: Hematocrit – measures the amount of red blood cells in the blood; Hemoglobin – measures the protein that transports oxygen or carbon dioxide in the blood; Mean Corpuscular Volume measures the average volume of red blood cells in the blood; and more.
The Cost is $250.