Arthritis Wellness #2 Blood Test Panel
The Arthritis Wellness #2 Blood Test Panel includes a C-Reactive Protein (CRP), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Factor, Antinuclear Antibody(ANA), Sedimentation Rate plus Wellness #2 Essential Panel which includes Complete Blood Count (CBC) with Differential and Platelets Blood Test, Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP-14) with eGFR Blood Test, Lipid Panel Blood Test with Total Cholesterol:HDL Ratio, Thyroid Panel plus TSH and more.
C-Reactive Protein (CRP)- Used as a test for infections, inflammatory diseases, and neoplastic diseases. CRP is a more sensitive, rapidly responding indicator than Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR). CRP may be used to detect early postoperative wound infection and to follow therapeutic response to anti-inflammatory agents. Progressive increases correlate with increases of inflammation/injury.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Factor- The test for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Factor is used to help diagnose rheumatoid arthritis. The test may also be used to help diagnose an arthritis-related condition, Sjogren's syndrome. About 80% to 90% of patients with this syndrome have high amounts of RA in their blood.
Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA)- Is used to help diagnose Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and drug-induced lupus, but may also be positive in cases of Scleroderma, Sjogren's Syndrome, Reynaud's Disease, Juvenile Chronic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, Autoimmune Hepatitis, and many other autoimmune and non-autoimmune diseases. For this reason, SLE, which is commonly known as Lupus, can be tricky to diagnose correctly. Because the ANA test result may be positive in a number of these other diseases, additional testing can help to establish a diagnosis of SLE. Your doctor may run other tests that are considered subsets of the general ANA test and that are used in conjunction with patient symptoms and clinical history to rule out a diagnosis of other autoimmune diseases.
Sedimentation Rate- Blood test used to screen for inflammation, cancer, and infection. A high Sedimentation Rate is found in wide varieties of inflammatory, infectious, and malignant diseases, the presence of an abnormality which needs further evaluation.
Plus, Wellness #2 Essential Panel, a detailed assessment of overall health and contains 55 separate laboratory tests including:
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (14 tests) Includes:
Glucose-Blood sugar level, the most direct test to discover diabetes, may be used not only to identify diabetes, but also to evaluate how one controls the disease.
Uric Acid- The blood uric acid test measures the amount of uric acid in a blood sample. Uric acid is produced from the natural breakdown of your body's cells and from the foods you eat.
Liver panel Protein, Total Together with albumin, it is a measure of the state of nutrition in the body. Albumin Serum one of the major proteins in the blood and a reflection of the general state of nutrition. Globulin, Total A major group of proteins in the blood comprising the infection fighting antibodies. Albumin/Globulin Ratio Calculated by dividing the albumin by the globulin. Bilirubin, Total A chemical involved with liver functions. High concentrations may result in jaundice. Alkaline Phosphatase A body protein important in diagnosing proper bone and liver functions. Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST or SGOT)an enzyme found in skeletal and heart muscle, liver and other organs. Abnormalities may represent liver disease. Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT or SGPT) an enzyme found primarily in the liver. Abnormalities may represent liver disease.
GGT: Also known as Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase, GGTP Formal name: Gamma-glutamyl transferase helps to detect liver and bile duct injury.
Fluids & Electrolytes
Sodium One of the major salts in the body fluid, sodium is important in the body's water balance and the electrical activity of nerves and muscles.
Potassium Helps to control the nerves and muscles.
Chloride Similar to sodium, it helps to maintain the body's electrolyte balance.
Carbon Dioxide, Total Used to help detect, evaluate, and monitor electrolyte imbalances.
Lipid Panel With Total Cholesterol:HDL Ratio
Cholesterol, Total A sterol in the blood. Knowing your cholesterol level may be as important as knowing your blood pressure. Elevated cholesterol levels are associated with an increasing risk of coronary heart disease.
Triglycerides Triglycerides are fat in the blood that are responsible for providing energy to the cells of the body. Triglycerides should be less than 400 mg/dl even while in a non-fasting state.
HDL Cholesterol High-density lipoproteins are believed to take cholesterol away from cells and transport it back to the liver for removal or processing. They are known as the "good" cholesterol as people with high levels of HDL may have less heart disease. Low HDL could be the result of lack of exercise and smoking.
LDL Cholesterol Low-density lipoproteins contain the largest percentage of cholesterol and may be responsible for depositing cholesterol on the artery walls. They are known as the "bad" cholesterol.
Total Cholesterol/HDL Ratio calculated by dividing the total cholesterol by the HDL cholesterol. This is the ratio used by physicians in determining your relative risk for developing cardiovascular disease.
Thyroid Panel with Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) - Thyroid function is critical to your metabolism and affects your energy level, weight control, heart rate, and more. The thyroid-stimulating hormone is produced in the pituitary gland and stimulates the production of thyroid hormones. The TSH helps to identify an overactive or underachieve thyroid state. This comprehensive evaluation of your thyroid hormone levels includes: T-3 Uptake, T4, T7, and Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
Complete Blood Count (CBC) With Differential and Platelets: A complete blood count (CBC) will give important information about the kinds and numbers of cells in the blood, especially red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. A CBC helps your health professional check any symptoms, such as fatigue, weakness, or bruising, that you may have. A CBC also helps diagnose conditions such as anemia, infection, and many other disorders.
Mineral and Bone: Total Iron, Calcium, and Phosphorus
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