Cholesterol, total; high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol; low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (calculation); triglycerides; very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) cholesterol (calculation).
Tests the blood sugar level. This is 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.
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
A thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) blood test is used for checking for thyroid gland problems.
The homocysteine blood test helps diagnose B12/folate deficiencies and to identify patients who may be at risk for heart disease and/or strokes.
This test is used to evaluate glucose levels in the blood over the 2 to 3 months previous to the test. This test is very important in managing one’s diabetes.
Free T3 and Free T4
Measurement of Free T3 is of value in confirming the diagnosis of hyperthyroidism, when an elevated free or total thyroxine level is found. Free T4 is the active form of thyroxine and is thought to be a more accurate reflection of thyroid hormone function.
Vitamin D 25-Hydroxy
The Vitamin D 25-Hydroxy Blood Test is often ordered for individuals that have symptoms of vitamin D deficiency. It may also be ordered before an individual begins osteoporosis drug therapy. Low levels may indicate a dietary deficiency, malabsorption or lack of exposure to sunlight.
C-Reactive Protein (CRP)
This test determines whether a high or increasing amount of CRP in your blood suggests an acute infection or inflammation.
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody(TPO)
Helps provide a differential diagnosis of hypothyroidism and thyroiditis.
Thyroid Antithyroglobulin Antibody (TAA)
A TAA blood test helps investigate the cause of enlarged thyroid glands (goiters), and can also be used as a follow-up evaluation when other thyroid tests, such as T3, T4 and TSH, show signs of thyroid dysfunction.
Testosterone Free (Direct) with Total Testosterone Serum Test
Test for evaluating hirsutism and masculinization in women; evaluating testicular function in clinical states where the testosterone binding proteins may be altered.
A 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.