Comprehensive Laboratory Analysis

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Comprehensive Laboratory Analysis

Laboratory studies are extremely important in evaluating the anatomy and physiology of the human body.  Many silent disease processes can be detected in the early stages by laboratory screening.  If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, this testing may determine the cause of your complaints and provide your physician with the necessary information to properly diagnose and treat you.

 

General Tests

Symptoms:  All

  1.  Complete Blood Count (CBC):  Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells, Platelets Anemia, Infection, Bone Marrow Function, Leukemia
  2.  Comprehensive Metabolic Panel:  Electrolytes (Sodium, Potassium, Calcium), Blood Glucose, Liver Function, Kidney Function, Protein
  3.  Magnesium:  Mineral   Bones & Teeth
  4.  Phosphorus:  Mineral   Bones & Teeth
  5.  Lipids:  Cholesterol, HDL (good), LDL (bad), Triglycerides, Cardiovascular Ratio
  6.  ABO and RH:  Blood Type and Rh Factor +/-  “Eat right for your type”
  7.  Urinalysis (UA):  Kidney Function, Infection, pH-Acid/Alkaline balance

 

Allergy

Symptoms:  Sneezing, Runny Nose, Red Eyes, Fatigue, Headache, Digestive Disturbances, Achy

  1.  Immunoglobulin E (IgE):  Blood Allergy Protein
  2.  RAST:  Specific Allergens – Foods, Dog, Cat, etc. (See list)
  3.  Nasal Eosinophil Count:  Allergy White Blood Cells

 

Blood Sugar and Diabetes

Symptoms:  Fatigue, Dizzy, Moody, Increased Thirst, Increased Hunger, Increased Urination, Headache

  1.  Blood Glucose:  Blood Sugar
  2.  Glucose Tolerance Test (2 hours)
  3.  Glycohemoglobin (HgbA1C):  Ninety (90) day Blood Sugar
  4.  Insulin:  Pancreas Hormone

 

Bleeding & Clotting

Symptoms:  Bruising, Heavy Periods, Long Bleeding Time (shaving, cuts)

  1.  Prothrombin Time (PT):  Coagulation, Liver Disease
  2.  Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT):  Coagulation

 

Cardiovascular & Cancer

Symptoms:  None Until it is Too Late

  1.  Homocysteine:  Heart Disease
  2.  Alphafetoprotein (AFP):  Testicular Cancer
  3.  Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA):  Gastrointestinal & Colon Cancer
  4.  Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA):  Prostate Cancer
  5.  CA-125:  Ovarian Cancer
  6.  Vitamin D: Cancer (about 20 types)

 

Gastrointestinal

Symptoms:  Bloating, Belching, Heartburn, Stomach Discomfort, Diarrhea, Constipation, Gas, Digestive Disturbances, Headache, Fatigue

  1.  Amylase:  Pancreas Enzyme which digests Carbohydrates
  2.  Lipase:  Pancreas Enzyme which digests Fats
  3.  Direct Bilirubin:  Liver & Gallbladder Dysfunction
  4.  Helicobacter Pylori IgG:  Bacteria that causes Ulcers
  5.  Stool Ova & Parasites:  Infection
  6.  Stool Occult Blood:  Ulcers, Gastrointestinal Cancer

 

Hepatitis

Symptoms:  Fever, Joint & Muscle Pain, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Loss of Appetite, Stomach Aches, Fatigue

  1.  Hepatitis A  Virus
  2.  Hepatitis B  Virus
  3.  Hepatitis C  Virus

 

General Hormones

Symptoms (Low/Hypo):  Faint, Dizzy, Weakness, Fatigue, Stomach Aches, Depression, Joint & Muscle Pain

  1.  Cortisol:  Adrenal Hormone
  2.  DHEA-S:  Adrenal Hormone
  3.  Human Growth Hormone (HGH):  Pituitary (Brain) Hormone
  4. Insulin – Like Growth Factor  1 (IGF-1): Protein that mediates the effects of HGH

 

Male Hormones

Symptoms:  Fatigue, Poor Concentration, Memory Loss, Decreased Stamina, Decreased Vitality, Loss of Sex Drive, Impotence

  1.  Testosterone (Free and Total):  Testicular Hormone
  2.  Dihydrotestosterone (DHT):  Testosterone Metabolite
  3.  Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH):  Pituitary (Brain) Hormone
  4.  Luteinizing Hormone (LH):  Pituitary (Brain) Hormone
  5.  DHEA-S: Adrenal Hormone
  6.  Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG):  Blood Protein

 

Female Hormones

Symptoms:  Fatigue, Abnormal or No Periods, Heavy or Irregular Bleeding, Hot Flashes, Night Sweats

  1.  Estradiol (Estrogen):  Ovarian Hormone
  2.  Progesterone:  Ovarian Hormone
  3.  Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH):  Pituitary (Brain) Hormone
  4.  Luteinizing Hormone (LH):  Pituitary (Brain) Hormone
  5.  Prolactin:  Pituitary (Brain) Hormone

 

Inflammation & Arthritis

Symptoms:  Headache, Fatigue, Joint & Muscle Pain, Achy, Stiff, Sore

  1.  Sedimentation Rate (ESR):  Inflammation
  2.  C Reative Protein (CRP):  Inflammation
  3.  Rheumatoid Factor (RF):  Rheumatoid Arthritis
  4.  Antinucleolar Antibody (ANA):  Lupus
  5.  Serum Protein Electrophoresis (SPE):  Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Liver & Kidney Disease, Blood Cancer

 

Kidney & Urinary Bladder

Symptoms:  Bloating, Strong or “Soap Suds” Urine

  1.  Urinalysis with Microscopy:  Red & White Blood Cells, Epithelial Cells, Crystals, Casts, Bacteria (Infection)
  2.  Urine Microalbumin
  3.  Urine Sodium

 

Red Blood Cells  & Anemia

Symptoms:  Fatigue, Pale, Weak, Headache, Rapid Heart Rate, Low Blood Pressure

  1.  B12:  Vitamin Level
  2.  Folate:  Vitamin Level
  3.  Iron
  4.  Ferritin:  Iron Stores
  5.  Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC)
  6.  Reticulocyte Count:  New Red Blood Cell Production

 

Thyroid Function

Symptoms (Low/Hypo):  Fatigue, Cold Intolerance, Cold, Bloating, Weight Gain, Hair Loss, Constipation

Symptoms (High/Hyper):  Weight Loss, Heat Intolerance, Hot, Rapid Heart Beat, Nervous, Restless, Insomnia, Fatigue, Increased Bowel Movements

  1.  Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH):  Pituitary (Brain) Hormone
  2.  T3:  Thyroid Hormone
  3.  FREE T3:  Thyroid Hormone
  4.  T4:  Thyroid Hormone
  5.  FREE T4:  Thyroid Hormone
  6.  T3 Resin Uptake (T3RU):  Thyroid Hormone Binding Protein Evaluation
  7.  Thyroid Peroxidase AB:  Thyroid Antibody
  8.  Thyroglobulin AB:  Thyroid Antibody

 

Bacteria, Viruses & Yeast

Symptoms:  Fatigue, Achy, Weight Loss, Swollen “Glands”, Fever, Brain Fog, Night Sweats, Headache

  1.  Mycoplasma:  Walking Pneumonia – Bacteria
  2.  Mononucleosis Screen:  “Mono” Virus
  3.  Epstein Barr Virus (EBV):  “Mono” Virus
  4.  Cytomegalovirus (CMV):  “Mono” Like Syndrome – Virus
  5.  Herpes Simplex I & II: Cold Sores, Genital Rash – Virus
  6.  Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV):  Virus
  7.  Candida:  Yeast

 

Customized Testing (Specific to Your Needs)

  1.  Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  2.  Drug Testing
  3.  Semen Analysis

 

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** Unfortunately, Managed Care providers do not perform comprehensive laboratory evaluation.

 

HealthSmart M.D. providers utilize these laboratory studies to thoroughly evaluate you for internal disease processes and to design your Personal Health Plan.