Blood Tests

CBC with Diff/platelet

Our Price: $40.00

 

Description

Complete Blood Count (CBC) with Differential/Platelet. 

A complete blood count is a blood test used to evaluate your overall health and detect a wide range of disorders, including anemia, infection and leukemia.

 

A complete blood count test measures several components and features of your blood, including:

  • Red blood cells, which carry oxygen

  • White blood cells, which fight infection

  • Hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells

  • Hematocrit, the proportion of red blood cells to the fluid component, or plasma, in your blood

  • Platelets, which help with blood clotting

 

Abnormal increases or decreases in cell counts as revealed in a complete blood count may indicate that you have an underlying medical condition that calls for further evaluation.

 

 

Comprehensive metabolic Panel, CMP, SMAC

Our Price: $40.00

 

Description

Comprehensive metabolic Panel, CMP, SMAC

 

Also called a Chem 14 Panel because there are 14 separate tests.

A comprehensive metabolic panel is a group of blood tests. They provide an overall picture of your body's chemical balance and metabolism. Metabolism refers to all the physical and chemical processes in the body that use energy.

 

  • This test will give your doctor information about:

  • How your kidneys and liver are working

  • Blood sugar, cholesterol, and calcium levels

  • Sodium, potassium, and chloride levels (called electrolytes)

  • Protein levels

  • Tests typically included in the panel are:

  • Albumin

  • Alkaline phosphatase

  • ALT (alanine aminotransferase)

  • AST (aspartate aminotransferase)

  • BUN (blood urea nitrogen)

  • Calcium

  • Chloride

  • CO2 (carbon dioxide)

  • Creatinine

  • Glucose test

  • Potassium test

  • Sodium

  • Total bilirubin

  • Total protein

 

 

Hemoglobin A1c

Our Price: $40.00

 

Description

Hemaglobin A1c is a test used to evaluate diabetes.  A simple diabetes lesson first…the pancreas produces a hormone called insulin and it’s job is to move glucose (sugar) from the bloodstream into muscle, fat and liver cells to be used as fuel.  Diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not make enough insulin or, the muscle, fat and liver cells do not respond to insulin normally (insulin resistance).  Now, the Hemaglobin A1c test is different from a finger stick or glucose level check.  

 

Think of it in these terms….sugar sticks to stuff, and when it’s around for a long time, it’s harder to get rid of.  In the body, sugar sticks too, particularly to proteins.  Red blood cells circulate in the body live for about 3 months before they die.  When sugar sticks to these cells, it gives us an idea of how much sugar has been around for the preceding 3 months.  The benefits of measuring A1c is that it gives a more reasonable view of that’s happening over the course of time, not just the day of the test.

 

 

Lipid (Cholesterol) Panel                                                              

Our Price: $40.00

 

Description:

This group of tests measures the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood.

Cholesterol and triglycerides are lipids, or fats. 

 

This panel measures:

Total cholesterol

 

  • HDL ("Happy") cholesterol

  • LDL ("Lousy") cholesterol

  • Total cholesterol is a measurement of both good and bad cholesterol. LDL cholesterol moves cholesterol into your arteries, and HDL cholesterol moves cholesterol out of your arteries. A high HDL cholesterol number lowers your risk for coronary heart disease. A high LDL cholesterol number raises your risk for coronary heart disease.

  • By comparing your total cholesterol number with your HDL cholesterol number, your doctor can obtain another number called your total-cholesterol-to-HDL ratio. These combined numbers help figure out your risk for coronary heart disease and stroke.

  • The American Heart Association recommends that all adults older than 20 have a lipid profile once every five years.

 

 

 

C-Reactive Protein (CRP), High Sensitivity (Cardiac Risk Assessment)

Our Price: $40.00

 

C-reactive protein (CRP) is a normal protein that can be measured in the blood. It appears in higher amounts when there's swelling somewhere in your body. Your doctor may check your C-reactive protein level after surgery or treatment for infections or other medical conditions. The C-reactive protein test can also be used to check your risk of developing coronary artery disease, a condition in which the arteries of your heart are narrowed. Coronary artery disease can eventually lead to a heart attack.

 

 

Lipoprotein (a) analysis

Our Price: $40.00

 

 

Lp-PLA2 - Lipoprotein-associated Phospholipase A2

Our Price: $160.00

 

Description:

This blood vessel enzyme, found to be the second most predictive of heart attack risk in the CHL/MDVIP study if elevated, also warns of vulnerable plaque that could erupt like a volcano, says Dr. Bale. “Lp-PLA2 has also been shown in a recent study to be a direct player in the atherosclerotic disease process.” See article at http://health.yahoo.net/experts/dayinhealth/simple-tests-heart-attack-risk-could-save-lives-and-180-million.

 

 

Heart Disease Prevention Panel

Our Price: $280.00

 

Tests included in our panel: C-reactive Protein - Quantitative - CardioCBC with Diff/platelet, Comprehensive metabolic Panel, CMP, SMACHomosystiene NMR LipoProfile

 

 

Homosystiene

Our Price: $85.00

 

Description:

  • A homocysteine test measures the amount of the amino acid homocysteine in the blood.

  • A homocysteine blood test is done to:

  • Help identify vitamin B12 deficiency or folic acid deficiency. But other tests for these deficiencies are available.

  • Help identify a rare inherited disease (homocystinuria) that causes a deficiency of one of several enzymes needed to convert food to energy.

  • Help determine a cause for otherwise unexplained blood clots. 

 

 

NMR LipoProfile

Our Price: $115.00

 

Description:

 

Nuclear magnetic resonance utilizes imaging that produces a representation of the lipoproteins found in a simple blood sample. An easy way to understand the concept of NMR technology is to compare it to the ringing of bells. When a group of bells is struck, the frequency of the sound separates the ring of one bell from another while the loudness of the sound reflects the number of bells struck. By recording the "ringing" of all of the lipoproteins in a blood sample, it is possible to identify the number and type of lipoprotein particles present.

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