What Are My Levels?
It’s not just our website address!!.. but the essential first step in helping you achieve your health and wellness goals! Diagnostic blood testing assists our doctors to determine your baseline and to aid with identifying potential health risks; it is also used to monitor how your body is responding to our prescribed therapy.
At LifeMed Institute, we offer a variety of specialized diagnostic testing, which is key to optimizing your health and identifying potential root causes of symptoms you may be experiencing. Our doctors will spend one-on-one time with you to review your lab results – line by line – and discuss a treatment plan tailored to your needs and lifestyle, while addressing preventative measures you can take. Treatment plans could include medications, hormone replacements, supplements and lifestyle changes or alternative therapies.
Our team at LifeMed Institute will regularly monitor your progress and track the effectiveness of your program so you can achieve your health and wellness goals… to Live Stronger, Live Happier, Live Better.
1. MEDICAL HISTORY AND QUESTIONNAIRES:
You will be given medical history forms and questionnaires to be completed either online or physically. These give our physicians an overview of your medical history, lifestyle choices, and other factors that will guide them towards your customized treatment plan.
2. HEALTH COACH:
You will meet with one of our health coaches, who will review these forms, so we can understand your unique needs and develop a clear understanding of your concerns. This is important to begin the process of developing and directing you to the best treatment program.
3. DIAGNOSTIC TESTING / BLOOD DRAW:
Next, your blood will be drawn by a staff member and then a follow up appointment will be scheduled within the next 7 to 10 days to review your results with one of our doctors. At this point, a treatment plan will be discussed and tailored based on your results and personal goals and may include medications, hormone replacements, diet changes, supplements, or alternative therapies.
What’s normally included on our diagnostic blood tests?
The following items are typically tested to help identify areas of potential concern
(with ratings for “High Risk” or “Intermediate Risk”) or for noting areas where you are “Optimal”.
Body Mass Index (BMI)
Body mass index (BMI) is a numerical measure of one’s size based on their mass and height and can be used as a screening tool to indicate whether a person is underweight, overweight, obese or a healthy weight for their height. If a person’s BMI is out of the healthy BMI range, their health risks could increase significantly.
Lipoprotein Particles and Apolipoproteins
- Apo B
- Apolipoprotein E (ApoE)
- 25-hydroxy-Vitamin D
- Vitamin B12
- Anion Gap
- Testosterone and Free Testosterone
- Human sex hormone-binding globulin
- Complete Blood Count (CBC) with Automated Differential/Platelet
- PSA, Total
- Total Cholesterol
- LDL-C Direct
- MTHFR C677T & A1298C
- Cystatin C
- Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR)
- Free Fatty Acid
- Oleic Acid
Liver and Kidney
- AST/GOT and ALT/GPT
- Total Bilirubin
- Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate(eGFR)
- Total Protein
- T3, free