CBC, CMP, Iron, Ferritin and Vitamin D
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This panel is all of your “basics” to get your a foundation of where your levels are at. Iron and Ferritin should always be done together as ferritin is the storage for iron so doing both, gives us a clear understanding of how you are converting your iron. If your diet lacks iron, your body begins to use its iron storage, making your ferritin levels drop. Ferritin levels can increase when the body absorbs more iron than it needs. Testing these together will show an iron deficiency or an iron excess in which both scenarios can cause inflammation.
Measurement of serum 25-OH vitamin D concentrations provide a good index of circulating vitamin D activity in patients not suffering from renal disease. Lower than normal 25-OH vitamin D levels can result from a dietary deficiency, poor absorption of the vitamin or impaired metabolism of the sterol in the liver. A 25-OH vitamin D deficiency can lead to bone diseases such as rickets and osteomalacia. Above normal levels can lead to hypercalcemia and other issues. Optimal range of your Vitamin D should be between 60-80.
CBC and CMP together help to show us what your immune system is doing and general organ function. These tests strongly suggest a fasting blood sample (no food or drink, except for water, 10-12 hours before draw) however, fasting is mainly for your glucose so if you cannot fast, or don’t think glucose is an issue needing attention, you can still do the draw.
Complete Blood Count (CBC includes Differentials and Platelets) gives important information about the numbers and kinds of cells in the blood, especially red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. A CBC is used as a screening test for various disease states to include: anemia, leukemia and inflammatory processes.
Test includes: WBC, RBC, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW, Platelet count, Neutrophils (Absolute), Lymphs (Absolute), Monocytes(Absolute), Eosinophils (Absolute), Basophils (Absolute)
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) – The test gives the current status of your blood sugar and blood proteins. Includes: Albumin, Albumin/Globulin Ratio (calculated), Alkaline Phosphatase, ALT, AST, BUN/Creatinine Ratio (calculated), Calcium, Carbon Dioxide, Chloride, Creatinine with GFR Estimated, Globulin (calculated), Glucose, Potassium, Sodium, Total Bilirubin, Total Protein, Urea Nitrogen.
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