NC#1 Wellness Express Blood Test Panel Plus CBC, Thyroid, Ferritin and Magnesium
The NC#1 Wellness Express Blood Test Panel Plus includes Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP-20), Lipid Profile (cholesterol), Fluid and Electrolytes, Uric Acid, Sodium, Calcium, CBC, Thyroid Profile with TSH plus Triiodothyronine (T3) Free Serum, Thyroxine (T4) Free Direct Serum, Ferritin, and Magnesium Serum.
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 Ratio: Calculated 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 nerves and muscles' electrical activity.
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 the development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth. It is also important for the normal function of muscles, nerves, and blood clotting.
Phosphorus: Together with calcium, it is essential for the healthy development of bones and teeth. It is 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: 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 mainly found 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 bloodstream.
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 increased 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 of these particles contains a mixture of cholesterol, protein, and triglycerides but in varying amounts unique to each particle type.
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. Physicians use the ratio 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.
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.
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)
Thyroid Panel with Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) - Thyroid function is critical to your metabolism and affects your energy level, heart rate, weight control, and more. The thyroid-stimulating hormone is produced in the pituitary gland and stimulates the production of thyroid hormones. The TSH helps identify an underactive or overactive thyroid state. This comprehensive evaluation of your thyroid hormone levels includes T-3 uptake, T4, free, Thyroxine Index (T7), and Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH).
Free T3: Test for evaluating thyroid function and assessing abnormal binding protein disorders.
Free T4: Free T4 may be indicated when binding globulin (TBG) problems are perceived or when conventional test results appear to be inconsistent with clinical observations. It is normal in those with high thyroxine-binding globulin hormone binding who are euthyroid (i.e., free thyroxin should be normal in nonthyroidal diseases). It should also be normal in familial dysalbuminemic hyperthyroxinemia.
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.
Magnesium Serum test is used to measure the level of magnesium in the blood. Abnormal levels of magnesium are most frequently seen in conditions or diseases that cause impaired or excessive excretion of magnesium by the kidneys or that cause impaired absorption in the intestines. Magnesium levels may be checked as part of an evaluation of the severity of kidney problems and/or of uncontrolled diabetes and may help diagnose gastrointestinal disorders.
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