This comprehensive female panel combines 11 blood tests to help evaluate health and wellness in several areas including metabolic function, hormone activity, cardiovascular health, and tissue and organ health.
Female Initial Blood Test Includes:
- Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
- Lipid Panel
- Testosterone Free & Total
- B-HCG, Quantitative, Serum
- CBC W/Diff
- Thyroid Panel
Iron—The trace element, iron is necessary for the production of red blood cells that transport oxygen to organs and tissues throughout the body.
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel—This panel combines a number of tests to help evaluate organ and metabolic function. In addition to counting white and red blood cells and platelets, a comprehensive metabolic panel includes tests for metabolism including total protein, globulin and albumin. Tests for alanine aminotransferase (ALT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) help evaluate liver function. A test for the liver waste product, bilirubin is also included in the comprehensive metabolic panel. This may help diagnose or rule out anemia or jaundice.
Lipid Panel—Lipids are fats found in the blood that significantly affect cardiac health. The lipid panel measures cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the body.
Testosterone Free & Total—This sex hormone, together with estrogen is necessary for bone growth and the health of reproductive tissue. This test measures both free and bound levels of the androgen.
IGF-1 (Insulin-like Growth Factor-1)—This test evaluates levels of the IGF-1 hormone produced in the liver that helps regulate muscle mass and bone density.
B-HCG Quantitative Serum— Beta-hCG, Serum Quantitative tests for Beta human chorionic gonadotropin. This is produced by the placenta of women while pregnant and is used to determine pregnancy definitively.
CBC W/Diff (Complete Blood Count (CBC) with Differential)—This test measures both red and white blood cells, hematocrit, hemoglobin and platelet levels. This test is widely used for an overall wellness check and to help screen for a number of conditions.
Estradiol—This estrogen hormone is necessary for reproduction and reproductive tissue growth. It also supports growth of oocyte cells in the ovary.
Cortisol—This hormone, often referred to as the stress hormone is produced in the adrenal glands and regulated through pituitary function. Cortisol helps the body respond to stressful situations and is needed to help regulate metabolism, blood sugar, immune system function, and blood pressure.
Thyroid Panel—The thyroid panel is used to help evaluate thyroid function and diagnose various thyroid disorders. Tests for T3, T4, T7, TSH, and Total T3 are included in the thyroid panel.
Progesterone—This hormone helps prepare a woman’s uterus for pregnancy and plays an important role in ovulation and fertility.
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