COMPREHENSIVE BLOOD PANEL
A comprehensive blood panel gives you a more complete picture of your overall health. By evaluating all of the results together you can spot possible early signs of diseases or conditions and notice trends going in the wrong direction. For example, you can identify too low or too high hormone levels and monitor how medications you are taking may affect liver and kidney function.
The first step is to get your comprehensive blood panel done – to check your baseline. The blood panel will give us a detailed 6-page report that will check your Total Blood Count, Testosterone, Estradiol and other Hormone levels, Vitamins, Liver and Kidney function, PSA (Prostate), Thyroid, Inflammatory Markers and other parameters we need to know to help direct your care. If you are considering Growth Hormone Peptide Therapy, we can also check your IGF-1 levels, which is the preferred way to check your Growth Hormone levels.
REGENICS' COMPREHENSIVE BLOOD PANEL INCLUDES:
The Blood Chemistry panel gives us important information about the various chemicals in the blood that travel with your red and white blood cells. This includes proteins and enzymes from the liver, waste products from metabolism, and sugar in the blood. Additionally, we take a look at the balance of electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, and chloride. These elements are essential in cell communication.
- Alkaline Phosphatase
The Cardiac Risk Studies panel gives us important information about the various factors that determine your risk for cardiovascular disease. This includes checking you “good” and “bad” cholesterol, triglycerides, and C-Reactive Protein, giving us an overall picture of your heart health.
- Cholesterol- the total cholesterol in milligrams per deciliter of blood
- HDL Cholesterol- High Density Lipoprotein, also referred to as “good cholesterol”
- LDL Cholesterol- Low Density Lipoprotein, also referred to as “bad cholesterol”
- VLDL- Very Low Density Lipoprotein, another “bad” cholesterol
- CRP- C Reactive Protein gives an indication of the overall inflammation in the body
The Thyroid Studies panel gives us information about the thyroid and its associated hormones. For example, if your body is producing too much or too little thyroid hormones, you may have hypo- or hyper-thyroid. Consequently, either condition can negatively impact metabolism, energy, and weight.
- TSH – Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
The Anemia Profile panel will tell us whether you are anemic, meaning the blood lacks adequate healthy red blood cells, which impacts the ability to carry oxygen.
- Vitamin B-12
The Complete Blood Count panel looks specifically at the red and white blood cells that are in the blood fluid. This helps in determining if you are anemic or if the immune system is fighting infection, among other conditions.
- WBC- White Blood Cells
- RBC- Red Blood Cells
- HGB- Hemoglobin
- HCT- Hematocrit
- MCV- Mean Corpuscular Volume
- MCH- Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin
- MCHC- Mean Corpuscular Hematocrit
- RDW- Red Cell Distribution Width
- MPV- Mean Platelet Volume
- Neutrophils %
- Lymphocytes %
- Monocytes %
- Eosinophils %
- Basophils %
The Special Chemistry panel allows us to assess your risk for diabetes as well as estimating the body’s level of growth hormone production. If your results are not within the expected ranges, we can make dietary and lifestyle recommendations and refer to your primary care provider for further evaluation and treatment.
- HGA1C- Hemoglobin A1C gives us an estimate of your average blood sugar over a 3-month period, which allows us to then predict risk for diabetes
- IGF-1- Insulin-like Growth Factor is a protein produced in the liver that is stimulated by growth hormone
The Vitamin panel will assess your level of Vitamin D and determine the need for supplementation. Vitamin D is a critical nutrient for the immune system, bone health, and cardiovascular system. Therefore, keeping your level within a healthy range is important.
- Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy- measures the amount of vitamin D in the blood
The Hormone Studies panel will measure the levels of various hormones and will give us valuable information on areas that can benefit from improvement through Hormone Optimization Therapy. If your results are not within the expected ranges, we can develop a plan of replacement and optimization therapy.
- FSH- Follicle Stimulating Hormone
- LH- Luteinizing Hormone
- Testosterone (total)
- Testosterone (free)
- Sex Hormone Binding Globulin- a protein that binds to free testosterone and inactivates it
The Tumor Marker panel will specifically assess the health of the prostate. If your results are not within the expected range, we can refer to your primary care provider for further evaluation and treatment.
- PSA- Prostate Specific Antigen, which may increase with infection, inflammation, or growth of the prostate