Blalack Blood Test Panel plus Carbon Dioxide and TSH
A Blalack Blood Test Panel plus Carbon Dioxide and TSH includes Comprehensive Metabolic Panel with eGFR (CMP-20), Lipid Profile (cholesterol), Fluid & Electrolytes, Uric Acid, Sodium, Calcium, Ferritin, Iron and Total Iron-Binding Capacity (TIBC), Carbon Dioxide, Thyroid-stimulating Hormone (TSH), and Complete Blood Count (CBC) with Differential and Platelets.
Complete Blood Count (CBC) gives important information about the numbers and kinds 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 your health professional diagnose conditions, such as infection, anemia, and several other disorders. Test includes: WBC, RBC, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW, Platelets, Neutrophils, Lymphs, Monocytes, Eos, Basos, Neutrophils (Absolute), Lymphs (Absolute), Monocytes(Absolute), Eos (Absolute), Basos (Absolute), Immature Granulocytes, Immature Grans (Abs)
Wellness Express (Chem 20 + Lipid Panel) Includes:
Glucose: Blood sugar level, the most direct single test to uncover diabetes, may be used not only to identify diabetes, but also to evaluate how one controls the disease.
Uric Acid, Serum: A by-product of protein metabolism eliminated through the kidneys. Uric acid is an indicator of kidney function.
Bun (Urea Nitrogen): Another by-product of protein metabolism eliminated through the kidneys. BUN is an indicator of kidney function.
Creatinine, Serum: An indicator of kidney function
Bun/Creatinine RatioCalculated by dividing the BUN by the Creatinine
Sodium, Serum: 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, Serum: Similar to sodium, it helps to maintain the body's electrolyte balance
Calcium, Serum: A mineral essential for development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth. It is important also for the normal function of muscles, nerves and blood clotting.
Phosphorus: Together with calcium, it is essential for healthy development of bones and teeth. Associated with hormone imbalance, bone disease and kidney disease. It is found mainly in bones and teeth. NOTE: a temporary drop in phosphorus level can be seen after a meal.
Iron, Serum: An abnormally low test result may indicate iron deficiency anemia.
Protein, Total Serum: Together with albumin, it is a measure of the state of nutrition in the body.
Albumin, Serum: 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, S: A body protein important in diagnosing proper bone and liver functions
Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH): An enzyme found mostly in the heart, muscles, liver, kidney, brain, and red blood cells. When an organ of the body is damaged, LDH is released in greater quantity into the blood stream.
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. Some doctors use it in all people they suspect of having liver disease, others use it only to help explain the cause of other changes or if they suspect alcohol abuse.
Cholesterol, Total: A sterol in the blood. Knowing your cholesterol may be as important as knowing your blood pressure. Elevated cholesterol is associated with an increasing risk of coronary heart disease.
HDL: Cholesterol High-density lipoproteins are believed to take cholesterol away from cells and transport it back to the liver for processing or removal. They have become known as the "good" cholesterol as persons with high levels of HDL may have less heart disease. Low HDL could be the result of smoking and lack of exercise.
VLDL: Very Low Density Lipoprotein (VLDL) is one of three major lipoprotein particles. The other two are high density lipoprotein (HDL) and low density lipoprotein (LDL). Each one of these particles contains a mixture of cholesterol, protein, and triglycerides, but in varying amounts unique to each type of particle.
LDL: Cholesterol Low-density lipoproteins contain the greatest percentage of cholesterol and may be responsible for depositing cholesterol on the artery walls. For that reason, they are known as the "bad" cholesterol.
Total Cholesterol/HDL Ratio: Calculated by dividing the total cholesterol by the HDL cholesterol. Ratio used by physicians in determining your relative risk for developing cardiovascular disease.
Triglycerides: Triglycerides are fat in the blood responsible for providing energy to the cells of the body. Triglycerides should be less than 400 mg/dl even in a non-fasting state.
Ferritin Serum Test is ordered to measure the amount of ferritin in the blood, which is an indicator of iron stores in the body. The test can indicate the presence and severity of iron deficiency or iron excess.
The Ferritin blood test is often ordered when a person has abnormal CBC results such low hemoglobin and hematocrit which may be indicative of anemia caused by iron deficiency.
Most iron stored in the body is bound to a protein known as ferritin. Most often found in the liver, spleen, bone marrow and muscles, ferritin is found in smaller concentrations in your blood, however, the amount indicates how much iron is stored in your body. If your diet lacks iron, your body begins to use its iron stores, and ferritin levels drop. Ferritin levels can increase when the body absorbs more iron than it needs. Consequently, low ferritin levels may indicate iron deficiency, while high levels can indicate iron overload or hemochromatosis, a condition in which the body accumulates too much iron.
Iron and TIBC Blood Test is ordered to assess the body's ability to bind and transport iron in the blood. It is used when iron deficiency or iron overload is suspected.
The Iron and TIBC Blood Test goes by many names: TIBC and Iron, TIBC and Fe, Fe and TIBC, Iron Indices, Iron Profile, Transferrin Saturation, TIBC (Total Iron-Binding Capacity), and UIBC (Unsaturated Iron-Binding Capacity).
The Iron and TIBC Blood Test quantifies iron serum and total iron-binding capacity (TIBC). Iron serum measures iron levels in the blood, while TIBC measures the total amount of iron that transferrin can bind (transferrin is the primary protein that binds to iron and transports it throughout the body). These quantities are used to calculate transferrin saturation, an indicator of the body’s iron status. In iron deficiency states, iron levels are low while the TIBC is higher, resulting in low transferrin saturation. In iron overload states, iron levels are high while the TIBC is low or normal, resulting in an increased transferrin saturation.
Carbon Dioxide Test is ordered to measures carbon dioxide (CO2) in the blood. During the digestive process, CO2 is generated in the body. It is usually passed to the lungs through the blood and expelled when an individual breathes. An oxygen / carbon dioxide or acid / base (pH) imbalance can be evaluated using the carbon dioxide blood test. Respiratory, kidney or metabolic illnesses can cause these imbalances.
As part of routine general health screening, this test is often conducted. CO2 testing may also be ordered if an individual has symptoms of an imbalance in oxygen / carbon dioxide or pH imbalance such as shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, nausea or vomiting.
Thyroid-stimulating Hormone (TSH) Blood Test checks the thyroid gland function. TSH is a hormone that is produced by the pituitary gland. This gland is responsible for making sure that the thyroid hormones are released into the blood. TSH test is a thyroid function test used to assist in the diagnosis of thyroid disorders, monitor thyroid replacement therapy in patients with hypothyroidism, diagnose and/or monitor female infertility problems, and occasionally the test is used to help evaluate pituitary gland function. While the test is most often used to help diagnose thyroid disorders in adults, expert opinions vary on the benefits of screening, and at what age to begin testing.
One type of thyroid disorder is Hypothyroidism which means that the thyroid gland is underactive. Some symptoms that can be related to this disorder are:
- weight gain
- dry skin
- a feeling of being too cold
Another type of thyroid disorder is Hyperthyroidism which means that the thyroid gland is overactive. Symptoms associated with this disorder may include:
- weight loss
- rapid heart rate
- a feeling of being too hot
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