Nutrient Deficiency Blood Test Panel
The Nutrient Deficiency Blood Test Panel measures vitamin and mineral levels in the blood to screen for a deficiency.
This Nutrient Deficiency Blood Test Panel measures the following vitamins and minerals:
- Iron - is an essential nutrient. It is needed in small quantities to help form normal red blood cells (RBCs) and is a critical part of hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that binds oxygen in the lungs and releases it as blood travels to other parts of the body.
- Vitamin B12 is essential for making red blood cells and nerve cell function. Deficiency can lead to different forms of anemia and impaired liver and kidney function. Vitamin B12 is decreased in pernicious anemia, total or partial gastrectomy, malabsorption, and certain congenital and biochemical disorders.
- Magnesium - this mineral is vital to nerves and muscles. Low magnesium is found in malnutrition, alcoholism, diabetes, hyperparathyroidism, and more. High magnesium is seen in kidney failure.
- Vitamin D - is used to absorb calcium and phosphorus in the body. As it promotes calcium absorption, it aids in the proper growth and development of bones. Vitamin D also helps in strengthening teeth and bones. Secondly, one of the most important benefits of vitamin D is that it enhances the body's immune system, which consequently helps reduce the risk of several diseases and infections.
- CMP-14 - includes the following:
- Glucose: Blood sugar level, the most direct individual test to diagnose diabetes, may be used not only to identify diabetes but also to evaluate how one controls the disease.
- BUN (Urea Nitrogen) - is a 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 - is calculated by dividing the BUN by the Creatinine.
- Glomerular Filtration (eGFR) - assesses the kidney's filtering capacity.
- Fluids & Electrolytes:
- Sodium - is one of the major salts in the body fluid. Sodium is essential 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 - is used to help detect, evaluate, and monitor electrolyte imbalances.
- Calcium: A mineral essential for developing and maintaining healthy bones and teeth. It is also crucial for the normal function of muscles, nerves, and blood clotting.
- Protein, Total - in conjunction with albumin, it measures the state of nutrition in the body.
- Albumin - is one of the major proteins in the blood and a reflection of the general state of nutrition.
- Globulin, Total - a significant group of proteins in the blood comprising the infection-fighting antibodies
- Albumin/Globulin Ratio - is calculated by dividing the albumin by the globulin.
- Bilirubin, Total - is a chemical involved with liver functions. High concentrations may result in jaundice.
- Alkaline Phosphatase - is a body protein essential in diagnosing proper bone and liver functions.
- Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) - is an enzyme found in skeletal and heart muscle, liver, and other organs. Abnormalities may represent liver disease.
- Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) - is an enzyme found primarily in the liver. Abnormalities may represent liver disease.
What is the purpose of this test?
Order this Nutrient Deficiency Blood Test Panel, which measures vitamin and mineral levels in the blood to screen for a deficiency. Vitamins and minerals are essential to human health, and deficiencies can significantly impact overall health. In addition, specific vitamins and minerals that the body cannot produce on its own must be ingested regularly to maintain a healthy, strong body. This blood test panel can help assess an individual's nutritional status so that they can make deliberate choices to remedy potential deficiencies in their diet. This Nutrient Deficiency Blood Test panel may be used as part of a routine health screening or ordered when individuals experience signs and symptoms of malnutrition.
What conditions cause nutritional deficiencies?
Nutritional deficiencies occur when an individual does not get enough of a particular vitamin or mineral, which can cause significant health problems. For example, malnourishment or a very limited diet may increase the risk of health problems like:
- Heart disease
- Vision problems
- Stunted growth
- Poor bone health (osteoporosis)
In addition, some underlying health conditions can cause the malabsorption of vitamins, resulting in a deficiency.
When should I order a Nutrient Deficiency Blood Test Panel?
Individuals may order this panel if they have experienced nutritional deficiency symptoms. Common signs or symptoms of a deficiency include:
- Hair loss
- Mouth ulcers
- Bleeding gums
- Dry and brittle hair and nails
- Poor night vision or white growths in the eyes
- Scaly patches on the skin or dandruff
- Red or white bumps on the skin
- Restless leg syndrome
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