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    STANDARD BLOOD TESTING 

     

    1. Complete Blood Count
    2. Complete Metabolic Panel
    3. Estradiol (Estrogen): Female hormone.
    4. Estrone (female test only): Measures hormone levels in women who have been through menopause.
    5. Total PSA (Prostate-specific antigen): Protein produced by cells of the prostate gland.
    6. Free T3 (Triiodothyronine): Active form of the thyroid hormone thyroxine.
    7. Free T4 (Thyroxine): Main hormone secreted into the bloodstream by the thyroid gland.
    8. Lipid Panel: Total Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, Triglycerides, LDL Cholesterol, CHOL/HDLC Ratio, Non HDL Cholesterol.
    9. Progesterone: Made in the adrenal glands, this hormone can reduce the risk of erectile dys- function, high blood pressure, and bone loss. It can also improve sleep quality.
    10. Total Testosterone: Major androgenic hormone, which is responsible for many of the physical characteristics specific to adult males. It plays a key role in reproduction and the maintenance of bone and muscle strength. In females, its main role is as an estrogen precursor.
    11. TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone): Produced by the pituitary gland. It prompts the thyroid gland to make and release thyroid hormones into the blood. TSH causes the thyroid gland to make two hormones: T3 & T4 (both help control your body's metabolism).
    12. Homocysteine: Amino acid and breakdown product of protein metabolism that, when present in high concentrations, has been linked to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.
    13. SHBG (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin): Protein that is produced by the liver and binds tightly to testosterone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), and estradiol (an estrogen).

     

    COMPREHENSIVE BLOOD TESTING

     

    Entire Standard Blood Testing plus the following blood tests:

    1. 24 Hydroxy Vitamin D: Most accurate way to measure how much vitamin D is in your body. Vitamin D is actually a hormone and not a vitamin. Produced in the liver, low levels of vitamin D are associated with cancer, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, autoimmune dis- eases, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, depression, chronic pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, muscle weakness, muscle wasting, and periodontal disease.
    2. Amylase: Enzyme that helps digest carbohydrates.
    3. Cortisol: Main hormone involved in stress and the “fight or flight” response.
    4. CRP-hs: Determines risk of heart disease.
    5. DHEA-s (dehydroepiandrosterone): evaluate adrenal function and to distinguish androgen-secreting conditions that are caused by the adrenal glands from those that originate in the ovaries or testes.
    6. FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone): These hormone levels are important for both male and female reproduction. In men, FSH stimulates the testes to produce sperm, just as in women FSH stimulates the ovaries to produce eggs.
    7. IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor #1): Indirect measure of the average amount of growth hormone (GH) being produced by the body. IGF-1 and GH are polypeptide hormones, small proteins that are vital for normal bone and tissue growth and development.
    8. LH (Luteinizing hormone): Produced by the pituitary gland in the brain. Control of LH production is a complex system involving hormones produced by the gonads (ovaries or testes), the pituitary, and the hypothalamus.
    9. Lipase: Measure the amount of this enzyme in a blood sample. High amounts of lipase may be found in the blood when the pancreas is damaged or when the tube leading from the pancreas (pancreatic duct) to the beginning of the small intestine is blocked.
    10. Pregnenolone: Made in the adrenal glands, this hormone supports nerve cell growth, and is crucial for memory and reducing the risk of dementia.
    11. Vitamin B12: Nutrient that helps keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy and helps make DNA.