UA, CBC/wdiff, Complete Metabolic Panel, Lipid Panel (cardiac),Estadiol, FSH, DHEA-Sulphate, Progestrone, TSH, and LH (Lutenizing Hormone).The basic chemistry panels used to determine overall health of a woman. This panel requires fasting. Do not eat for 10‐12 hours before taking the panel to ensure its accuracy.
The Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) is a group of 14 specific tests designed to provide an overview of the functioning status of our vital organs and body fluid. The CMP is a frequently ordered panel that gives you important information about the current status of your kidneys, liver, and electrolyte and acid/base balance as well as of your blood sugar and blood proteins. Abnormal results, or a combinations of abnormal results, can indicate a problem that needs to be addressed by you and your health care provider. Test Includes: Alanine aminotransferase (ALT/SGPT); albumin:globulin (A:G) ratio; albumin, serum; alkaline phosphatase, serum; aspartate aminotransferase (AST/SGOT); bilirubin, total; BUN; BUN:creatinine ratio; calcium, serum; carbon dioxide, total; chloride, serum; creatinine, serum; globulin, total; glucose, serum; potassium, serum; protein, total, serum; sodium, serum. This panel requires fasting. Do not eat for 10‐12 hours before taking the panel to ensure its accuracy.
A CBC is a great test to take to give you a “snapshot” of your health. This test gives important information about the kind and the number of cells in your blood. Physicians use this information to evaluate symptoms, help diagnose conditions and treat certain illnesses (like infections).
This test is used to evaluate unbound (ionized) calcium. Calcium exists in serum in its ionized form or it is bound to organic anions such as phosphate and citrate, or in its most common form bound to proteins (mainly albumin). Of these, the ionized calcium is the physiologically important form. Ionized calcium is most useful clinically when trying to evaluate abnormally high or low serum calcium levels. Measurement of serum ionized calcium provides insight into the effect of total protein and albumin on serum calcium levels. This test is also useful in evaluating an individual that may have conditions that abnormally effect serum proteins. However Total Serum Calcium remains the first line test for evaluation of calcium abnormality. It should also be noted that women have greater circadian variation of ionized calcium than men.
Calcium is one of the most important minerals in your body. It is essential for the proper functioning of muscles, nerves, and the heart and is required in blood clotting and in formation of bones. About 99% of calcium is found in the bones while the remainder circulates in the blood. Morning, fasting sample is desired.
Luteinizing hormone (LH) is produced by the pituitary gland. Along with other hormones (follicle-stimulating hormone and estrogen), LH helps regulate the menstrual cycle in women and causes ovulation to occur. LH is usually measured in both a man and a woman to determine why the couple cannot achieve pregnancy(infertility).
This test is used primarily to evaluate magnesium deficiency. Magnesium deficiency produces neuromuscular disorders. It may cause weakness, tremors, tetany, and convulsions. Hypomagnesemia is associated with hypocalcemia, hypokalemia, long-term hyperalimentation, intravenous therapy, diabetes mellitus, especially during treatment of ketoacidosis; alcoholism and other types of malnutrition; malabsorption hyperparathyroidism; dialysis; pregnancy; and hyperaldosteronism. Renal loss of magnesium occurs with cis-platinum chemotherapy. Magnesium deficiency is described with cardiac arrhythmias. The concept that magnesium deficiency may cause arrhythmias is of significant concern. Increased magnesium levels relate mostly to patients in renal failure. Marked increases may be found in such patients who take magnesium salts usually found in antacids which contain magnesium. High magnesium levels are manifested by decreased reflexes, somnolence, and heart block.
This test is used to measure potassium levels and determine if there is an electrolyte balance. Potassium is an important electrolyte that works to make sure there is enough fluid in the body, help with muscle contractions, and maintain an acid-base balance
Quantitative hCG testing (also frequently called beta hCG), measures the actual amount of hCG present in the blood. It may be ordered to help diagnose an ectopic pregnancy, to help diagnose and monitor a pregnancy that may be failing, and or to monitor a woman after a miscarriage. In addition, a quantitative hCG test may be ordered to diagnose trophoblastic disease or germ cell tumors of the testes or ovary. It may be ordered at regular intervals to monitor the effectiveness of treatment for these conditions and to detect tumor recurrence. This test will show you your HCG levels only!
This test is valuable in the detection of ovulation. It can also be used to monitor progesterone replacement therapy and to evaluate the risk for early miscarriage. Progesterone is a hormone naturally secreted by the ovary during the menstrual
cycle. The Progesterone Test is used to measure ovarian function and can
determine if a woman has ovulated and when the ovulation occurred. A significant
deviation from the normal range may require further evaluation by your
This test is the primary test for the evaluation of galactorrhea (inappropriate lactation). Pituitary function test useful in the detection of prolactin secreting pituitary tumors (microadenomas, macroadenomas) with or without galactorrhea, with or without structural evidence of sellar enlargement. An adult female premenopausal patient having amenorrhea(no menses) and galactorrhea is highly suspect of pituitary prolactinoma and is a candidate for radiologic evaluation of the pituitary as well as serum prolactin levels. Elevated prolactin may be associated with corpus luteum insufficiency or anovulation. The associated results of hyperprolactinemia include amenorrhea(no menses), anovulation, and decreased bone density. Normal prolactin level does not rule out pituitary tumor. Prolactin secretion is episodic and is influenced by stress and by low glucose levels.
Vitamin D is a group of fat-soluble pro hormones (meaning that it has no hormone activity itself). Vitamin D is converted to the active hormone 1,25-Dihydroxy through a tightly regulated synthesis mechanism. Vitamin D plays an important role in the maintenance of organ systems. Vitamin D regulates the calcium and phosphorus levels in the blood by promoting their absorption from food in the intestines, and by promoting re-absorption of calcium in the kidneys. It promotes bone formation and mineralization and is essential in the development of an intact and strong skeleton. Although, at very high levels it will promote the reabsorption of bone. Vitamin D also inhibits parathyroid hormone secretion from the parathyroid gland.
The C‐Reactive Protein (High Sensitivity, Cardiac) (CRP) is a blood test that measures the amount of protein (called C‐reactive Protein) in your blood that indicates inflammation. It’s also used to assess your risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). “High Sensitivity” means that this particular test can see if you have an increased chance of having a heart problem or heart attack.The best way to utilize test results is to be tested two different times (typically taken two weeks apart). Your physician will take the average of the two test results to determine your risk for cardiovascular disease or the presence of inflammation.High levels of CRP are caused by infections and many long‐term diseases. But a CRP test cannot show where the inflammation is located or what is causing it. Other tests are needed to find the cause and location of the inflammation.
Vitamin B-12, also called cobalamin, is a water soluble vitamin that plays a key role in the formation of blood (red blood cells and white blood cells), normal functioning of the brain and nervous system. Vitamin B-12 is one of the eight B vitamins, and it is involved in the metabolism of every cell in the human body.Vitamin B-12 functions as a cofactor for methionine synthesis and L-methylmalonyl-CoA mutase. Vitamin B-12 is bound to protein in food, commonly found in fish, shellfish, meat, eggs and dairy products. The Vitamin B-12 is then released in the stomach by hydrochloric acid during digestion. Vitamin B-12 is then coupled with a component in the stomach called intrinsic factors (IF) before it is released and absorbed into the bloodstream at within the small intestine.
The Hemoglobin A1c Test is a valuable measure of the overall blood glucose levels over a period of time (2‐3 months). This test can be used to help detect pre‐diabetes and diagnose diabetes. If you’re diabetic, this test can help determine if your disease is under control.
Complete Blood Count (CBC),Chemistry Panel (16 essential tests),C‐Reactive Protein (High Sensitivity) Rheumatoid Factor, Antinuclear Antibodies. This panel includes a number of tests that give you and your doctor information to help you determine if you have a connective tissue or autoimmune disorder (such as arthritis).The Rheumatoid Factor (RF) Test is primarily used to help diagnose rheumatoid arthritis and other forms of arthritis and other conditions that cause joint pain, inflammation, stiffness and others. It is commonly ordered with other tests like the CRP (C‐Reactive Protein) and a CBC.The C‐Reactive Protein (High Sensitivity) is a protein that increases during systemic inflammation. This panel tests this level to assess any cardiovascular or heart disease risk.In addition, this panel includes an Antinuclear Antibodies Test, which measures the amount of abnormal antibodies that hurt the body’s tissues.The CBC measures important parameters of the cellular makeup of your blood that can reveal anemia, signs of infection or other factors that may cause fatigue; a Chemistry Panel, which analyzes electrolytes, sugar, proteins, and enzymes including sodium, potassium, calcium, glucose and liver/kidney function tests; and a Sedimentation Rate, which detects and monitors inflammation in the body.
The Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) test measures the amount of FSH, a sex hormone produced by the pituitary gland, in your blood. In women, Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) stimulates production of eggs and a hormone called estradiol during the first half of the menstrual cycle. In men, Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) stimulates production of sperm.