Women's Health Profile
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Our Women's Aging Wellness Panel Advance is probably the most comprehensive panel focused on the majority if not all aspects of women’s health.
Testing regularly gives women control over their health.
The Women Aging Wellness Panel Advance includes the following tests: CBC, CMP, Lipid panel, T-3, T4, TSH, Hg A1C, Urinalysis, Testosterone free & total, DHEA, Estradiol, Progesterone, LH, FSH, Cortisol, HS-CRP, Homocysteine, GH, Insulin, SHBG.
Preparation: Fasting is recommended 12 hours before the test. If possible, have your test early in the morning, rest for at least 30 minutes prior to collection.
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)
A lipid panel is a test that measures fats and fatty substances used as a source of energy in the body. 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.
The lipid panel includes: low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, total cholesterol and triglycerides.
T3 is a hormone produced by the Thyroid Gland and it helps regulate metabolism and body temperature.
This test measures the level of T3 in the body and is used to diagnose and monitor the treatment of high levels of thyroid (hyperthyroidism).
Common symptoms of thyroid disorders are: weight gain or loss, anxiety insomnia, diarrhea, increased heart rate, dry skin, hair loss, etc.
T-4 Thyroxine Total Test is recommended to asses and measure Thyroxine (T4) levels in the body to help evaluate Thyroid Gland function; to help diagnose thyroid disease; to monitor effectiveness of thyroid treatment.
Low T4 levels (Hypothyroidism) and high T4 levels (Hyperthyroidism) are imbalances measured with this test and their symptoms may include: Anxiety, insomnia, diarrhea, muscles ache & pains, depression, weight gain, etc.
Sometimes The Total T4 test is used to help diagnose congenital hypothyroidism in newborns.
For comparison purposes have subsequent labs collected about the same time.
TSH Blood Test or Thyroid Function Blood Test measures the level of Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). The quantity of TSH has a direct impact on the levels of thyroid hormones causing either over-active thyroid or under-active thyroid regulating the thyroid gland is important because the thyroid produces several hormones which can stimulate or shut down certain processes in the body.
TSH Blood Test or Thyroid Function Blood Test helps detect hyperthyroidism whose symptoms may include: weight loss, rapid heart rate, nervousness, diarrhea, irregular menstrual periods and hypothyroidism whose symptoms are: weight gain, dry skin, constipation, tiredness, frequent menstrual periods.
The Hemoglobin A1C Blood Test estimates the average glucose (sugar levels) over the past 120 days, it is used to screen for diabetes and track progress in diabetics management, it is considered the gold standard for measuring blood sugar,
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has recommended testing twice a year for patients with stable blood sugar and quarterly for patients with poor blood sugar control. The test is recommended to diagnose Pre-Diabetes, type 1 Diabetes and type 2 Diabetes.
The urinalysis test helps diagnose any urinary tract infections and other kidney conditions such as urinary bladder disease, kidney disease and diabetes.
UA is a common test that is done in 3 ways: visually, dipstick and microscopic and each check for different aspects, i.e.: change in color, acidity, concentration, protein, sugar, ketones, bilirubin, infection, occult blood, white and red blood cells, epithelial cells and others.
This test measures the total and freely circulating Testosterone.
Testosterone is a vital hormone in both men and women, abnormal quantities can impact quality of life.
Low Testosterone levels in men can lead to lower sex drive, erectile dysfunction, low energy, low muscle mass, memory loss, etc. In women, abnormal Testosterone could cause male physical traits (facial hair, lower voice).
The DHEA test measures DHEA’s levels in the blood.
DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate) assists in the development of certain male sexual characteristics at puberty.
This test helps evaluate women with excess facial hair or other male characteristics and also assess fertility and lack of menstrual periods. Elevated DHEA could be a consequence of an Adrenal tumor.
The test helps understand certain symptoms like weakness, low energy, low sex drive and infertility.
This test measures the level of Estradiol (E2) in the blood.
Estradiol is a very important hormone for both women and men. Estradiol is important in the growth and maintenance of organs related to sex and fertility.
The Estradiol Test checks for sexual and ovarian function in women to assess infertility, abnormal menstruation or symptoms of menopause.
In men, Estradiol helps maintain sperm cell health.
This test measures the level of Progesterone in your body.
Progesterone is a hormone produced by the ovaries and the adrenal glands. In women it regulates the reproductive system (fertility, pregnancy, menstruation). In men, low levels of progesterone are involved in the production of semen.
The test evaluates ovarian function and time of ovulation to understand causes of infertility.
The LH (Luteinizing Hormone) test measures the LH levels in the blood.
The LH Hormone influences the reproductive organs and is ordered to evaluate fertility.
In women LH plays an important role in ovarian maturation and Estradiol levels. LH is an indicator that ovulation has occurred, it is a fertility signal for anyone trying to get pregnant.
In men LH is involved in the elaboration of testosterone and is associated with men’s sexual drive.
Fasting is not necessary for this test, try to get collected early in the morning.
This test is used to measure the level of Follicle-Stimulating Hormones (FSH).
FSH is an important hormone in the process of reproduction by helping the body develop eggs in women and sperm in men.
FSH Test is important to assess fertility in women and to measure ovulation. Abnormal high or low levels of FSH may result in infertility in women. Low levels of FSH in men can affect sperm production.
Cortisol Test aids in the diagnosis of adrenal disorders, such as Addison’s disease and Cushing’s Disease. Cortisol is a hormone produced by the adrenal gland and regulated by the Pituitary Gland. It plays an important role in regulating metabolism, blood pressure, blood sugar and the immune system.
Cortisol levels are important as they help the body maintain functions such as: Blood pressure, glucose levels, immune response and stress management.
HS-CRP or High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein test measures CRP Level in your blood, CRP is a protein that increases when there is inflammation in the body.
Because of its high sensitivity status this test can detect even mildly high levels of CRP associated with Atherosclerosis (narrowing or inflammation of the arteries of your heart) which can lead to heart disease and high blood pressure.
The Homocysteine Test checks for possible increased levels of the amino acid Homocysteine in the blood.
High levels of Homocysteine are related to coronary heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s and chronic illness.
People testing to assess risk for heart disease will often order other heart tests in conjunction with Homocysteine Test.
This test measures the level of Growth Hormone (GH or HGH) in the blood.
Growth Hormone is produced by the Pituitary Gland and is important for normal bone density and muscle mass, it is also involved in protein synthesis and glucose metabolism. It can also affect heart and kidney function.
The insulin blood test helps track insulin levels in the blood and can help assess insulin resistance.
The lack of insulin causes the level of sugar in your blood to become abnormally high, too much sugar in your blood can cause many problems including life-threatening if not treated.
The abnormal production of insulin can be caused by certain disorders such as metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and other carbohydrate metabolic processes. Too much insulin in the blood may cause low levels of sugar in the blood (Hypoglycemia) which causes other types of disorders.
This test measures the level of SHBG in the blood. SHBG is produced by the liver.
SHBG plays an important role as a transport for Androgen and Estrogen hormones including Testosterone and Estradiol.
High SHBG levels can result in inadequate amounts of Testosterone and Estradiol, low amounts of SHBG are linked to cardiovascular risk, hypothyroidism, diabetes, hair loss.