The Female Blood Profile provides an overall assessment of female health and vitality, and can indicate specific hormone imbalances. This panel can be helpful at the start of a hormone supplementation program, or be used to gauge the adequacy of ongoing treatment.
Estradiol is the principal human estrogen. It can be increased or decreased before, during, and after the menopause. Estrogen is best tested in concert with progesterone, as an imbalance of these two hormones is associated with symptoms of menopause and disorders of the reproductive system.
Progesterone is a non-estrogen female hormone that regulates mood, weight control, stamina, and many other processes. We recommend testing in conjunction with estradiol, as imbalance of these two hormones is associated with symptoms of menopause and disorders of the reproductive system. Progesterone replacement with natural progesterone can help in a weight control program, restore stamina, and improve mood.
Low testosterone levels in females are asociated with low libido (sex drive); correction may increase it.
Low serum hormone-binding globulin is associated with both low testosterone and resistance to insulin/pre-diabetes.
Low thyroid function (hypothyroidism) is indicated by increased TSH, low free T3 and free T4. Hypothyroidism is common and can cause fatigue, weight gain, leg swelling, depression, and higher cholesterol (total and LDL) and triglycerides. High thyroid function (hyperthyroidism) can cause weight loss, anxiety, and palpitations. In the Track Your Plaque program, we aim to achieve perfect thyroid function, since even the most marginal degrees of thyroid dysfunction act as a coronary risk factor
Complete Blood Count is used as a screening test for various disease states including anemia, leukemia and inflammatory processes.
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel 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
Lipid Panel includes Triglycerides, Total Cholesterol, HDL-Cholesterol, LDL-Cholesterol (calculated), Cholesterol/HDL Ratio (calculated), Non-HDL Cholesterol (calculated)
Urinalysis Dipstick urinalysis measures chemical constituents of urine. Microscopic examination helps to detect the presence of cells, bacteria, yeast and other formed elements.