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Diabetes Panel Advance by Lab Test On Demand helps you monitor and control the level of sugar in your blood.
This test helps you care and manage if you have or suspect to have diabetes and to track your diabetes treatment plan.
This panel includes: CBC, CMP, HbA1c w/eAG, Lipid panel and Microalbumin / Creatinine Ratio Urine Test.
This test requires blood and urine samples.
Preparation: Fasting for 12 hours is necessary before the test.
CBC Test or Complete Blood Count With Differential is a test used to measure blood abnormalities, it is one of the most common tests used to monitor overall health status.
CBC measures certain blood cells such as Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells, and Platelets and seeks to explain a variety of conditions and/or diseases such as Anemia, Leukemia, and infections -among others- and check symptoms such as fatigue, weakness or bruising.
CMP Test or Comprehensive Metabolic Panel Blood Test is an initial broad screening tool used to evaluate organ function and electrolyte balance, it also aids in the determination of certain conditions such as diabetes, liver disease and kidney disease or for monitoring treatments related to liver and kidney.
CMP is usually ordered as part of a routine health check.
The CMP or Chem-14 includes tests for:
• Liver function (ALP, ALT, AST, Bilirubin)
• Kidney function (BUN, Creatinine)
• Electrolytes and fluid balance (Sodium, Potassium, Carbon Dioxide, Chloride)
• Proteins (Albumin, Total Protein)
• Blood Sugar (Glucose)
Hemoglobin A1C test monitors and controls blood glucose (blood sugar) levels. eAG is basically a snapshot of your average blood glucose levels taken over 2 to 3 months.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends this test twice a year for people with stable blood sugar and quarterly for patients with poor blood sugar control.
This test assesses long term diabetic control in Diabetes Mellitus.
This test measures the ratio of Albumin to Creatinine, being Albumin a protein and Creatinine a waste product processed by the kidneys.
This test is useful in avoiding or delaying the onset of diabetic renal disease.
Albumin is a major protein normally present in blood, but virtually no albumin is present in the urine when the kidneys are functioning properly. However, albumin may be detected in the urine even in the early stages of kidney disease.
When Albumin is detected in small amounts in the person’s urine it may indicate that the kidneys are not functioning properly since blood and urine excretion of creatinine is stable, creatinine excretion is useful in determining if a 24 hour specimen was accurately collected.
A small amount of Albumin in the urine is sometimes referred to as urine Microalbumin, hence the name of the test .
Turnaround time for this test is normally 1 business day.
Lipid Panel Test measures fats and fatty substances which are used by your body as a source of energy. Lipids include cholesterol, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL). Lipids are found in your blood and stored in tissues.
High cholesterol usually has no signs or symptoms so the test helps in the evaluation of heart disease and also monitors existing conditions, genetic diseases and the effectiveness of certain treatments.
Lipid Panel Test includes: low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, total cholesterol and triglycerides.