Basic women’s health screens can answer important questions about your health, giving you the information you need to make the right healthcare and lifestyle choices for improved wellness.
A custom testing option for women who want to track their wellness. Used to check a patient’s overall blood health, liver function, kidney function, electrolytes, thyroid function, and to screen for diabetes.
Test description: The panel contains the following tests: comprehensive metabolic panel, lipid panel, TSH, A1c, and CBC.
A comprehensive metabolic panel is completed to assess glucose levels, electrolyte levels, kidney function, and liver function. A lipid panel is completed to determine the risk of developing heart disease due to cholesterol buildup in the arteries. Patients who are at risk may include those who are overweight, physically inactive, diabetics, and those who eat diets high in fat. The TSH evaluates thyroid function and/or symptoms of hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. The A1c Hemoglobin is used to screen and monitor diabetes. A CBC gives an overall view of the general health of a person and can detect disorders in the blood such as anemia, leukemia, and infection.
Patients should fast for 12 hours prior to the test.
This test is used to confirm or rule out pregnancy.
Test description: Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a two-chain glycoprotein hormone (MW approx. 37,000) normally found in blood and urine only during pregnancy. It is secreted by placental tissue, beginning with the primitive trophoblast, almost from the time of implantation, and serves to support the corpus luteum during the early weeks of pregnancy.
According to literature, circulating hCG typically reaches levels of approximately 2,000 mIU/mL one month after conception. A peak level on the order of 100,000 mIU/mL is attained in the third month, after which a gradual decline sets in. Following delivery, the hCG level normally undergoes rapid descent, reaching non-pregnant concentrations some two weeks later. Ectopic pregnancies and pregnancies terminating in spontaneous abortion tend to have lower than normal circulation hCG levels, while somewhat higher levels are often seen in multiple pregnancies.
Used to determine if a patient is anemic, whether there is too much or too little iron in the body, and how the body stores iron.
Test description: Panel includes hemoglobin, ferritin, iron and TIBC. Hemoglobin is the iron-containing protein found in all red blood cells. Ferritin is a protein in the body that binds to iron. It’s found in the liver, spleen, and skeletal muscles. Serum iron, which is a mineral, is found in the blood. The iron helps make hemoglobin which is a protein in the red blood cells, which helps carry oxygen in the body. Total iron-binding capacity (TIBC) is most frequently used along with an iron test to evaluate for iron deficiency or iron overload.
This test measures B12 and folate—two vitamins that cannot be produced in the body and must be supplied by the diet. They are required for normal red blood cell (RBC) formation, repair of tissues and cells, and the synthesis of DNA. B12 is essential for proper nerve function.
Test description: In addition to health reasons, B12 and folate tests may be used to help evaluate an individual with an altered mental state or other behavioral changes, especially in the elderly. A B12 test may be ordered with folate, by itself, or with other screening laboratory tests such as a complete blood count (CBC), comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP), antinuclear antibody (ANA), C-reactive protein (CRP), and rheumatoid factor (RF) to help determine why a person shows signs and symptoms of a condition affecting nerves (neuropathy).
This test is recommended for: Pregnancy ante-natal work-up, diagnosing and monitoring treatment of anemia, suspected folate/B12 deficiency, strict vegetarians.