Anti-Aging Lab Testing

Anti-Aging Lab Tests

Anti-Aging Lab Tests

       Today scientists know much more about the deterioration and vulnerability to disease that contribute to biological aging—the decline in performance of our bodily systems from mental function to sexual performance to physical strength. In a contemporary approach, known as anti-aging medicine, the disabilities and diseases associated with what we consider ‘normal’ are caused by physiological dysfunctions that, in many cases, are ameliorable to medical treatment. As a result, the human lifespan can be increased while the quality of life is maintained or improved. In short, biological aging can be beneficially impacted, and aging is not inevitable. The links here will offer insight on anti-aging advances. Many of our tests will help shed light on your specific make-up, and suggest areas that can be improved.    Everyone ages, but we don't have to feel its effects. A cheap, convenient and confidential anti-aging test can help determine your blood sugar, inflammatory markers, fatty acid and hormonal levels, all of which contribute to the rate at which the body ages. Get an anti-aging lab test done today to help you take steps to combat the effects of aging, and help you reach your optimum health!   

Standard Anti-Aging Test Panel - Female

  This panel of tests measures the chemistry and hormone levels associated with women aging.    Our Standard Anti-Aging Panel for females includes testing levels of:  
  • Lipid Panel
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  • Routine Urinalysis (UA)
  • Estradiol
  • IGF-1 (Insulin Like Growth Factor)
  • Testosterone, Total
  • Thyroid Profile
  • Human Growth Hormone (hGH)/Growth Hormone (GH)
  • Estrogens, Total
   The Lipid Panel is used to measure overall cholesterol levels in the body. Lipids are various forms of fat in the body and include cholesterol types. Higher levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL, also known as "bad cholesterol") are associated with increased risk of heart attack.    LDL leads to atherosclerosis, a hardening of the veins that leads to plaque build-up and heart attacks.    This lipid panel measures levels of:  
  • Total Cholesterol
  • HDL - "Good Cholesterol"
  • LDL - "Bad Cholesterol"
  • Triglycerides
   The Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) measures blood sugar (glucose) levels, electrolyte and fluid balance, kidney function, and liver function.    The 14 measurements included in the CMP help to provide a look at the overall health of the body and its metabolism and chemical balance, and can help diagnose certain conditions like diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease and hypertension. The CMP aids in determining how the liver and kidneys are functioning and where glucose, calcium, protein, sodium, potassium, and chloride levels stand.    The CMP blood test panel measures levels of:  
  • Albumin
  • Blood urea nitrogen (BUN)
  • Calcium
  • Carbon dioxide (Bicarbonate)
  • Chloride
  • Creatinine
  • Glucose
  • Potassium
  • Sodium
  • Total bilirubin
  • Total protein
  • Alanine aminotransferase (ALT)
  • Alkaline phosphatase (ALP)
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)
   The Complete Blood Count (CBC) with differential and platelets test helps to give an overall view of general health and screens for a broad scope of diseases and conditions. This test includes testing for 10 kinds of cells and cell molecules in the blood:  
  • Hematocrit - The amount of red blood cells in the blood.
  • Hemoglobin - A protein that transports oxygen or carbon dioxide in the blood.
  • Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV) - Measures the average volume of red blood cells in the blood.
  • Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin (MCH) - The amount of hemoglobin per red blood cell.
  • Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration (MCHC) - The amount of hemoglobin concentrated in a given volume of red blood cells.
  • Red Cell Distribution Width (RDW) - Measures the difference of red blood cell size or volume in blood sample.
  • Percentage and Absolute Differential Counts - Measures the amounts of different white blood cell types within the blood.
  • Platelet Count - Measures the amount of platelets (fragments and particles of cells) in the blood that are crucial for blood clotting.
  • Red Blood Cell Count (RBC) - Measures the amounts of red blood cells in the blood. Red blood cells transport oxygen throughout the body.
  • White Blood Cell Count (WBC) - Measures the amount of white blood cells in the blood. White blood cells defend the body against infections and foreign bodies.
   Our Urinalysis with macro and microscopic examination is a 12-panel test that examines a urine sample and analyzes numerous levels and elements within the urine including:  
  • The urine sample's color
  • Appearance
  • Specific gravity
  • pH
  • Protein levels
  • Glucose
  • Ketones
  • Occult blood
  • Leukocyte esterase
  • Nitrite
  • Bilirubin
  • Urobilinogen
   A urinalysis is important in accessing the chemical constituents in the urine and the relationship to various disease states. Microscopic examination helps to detect the presence of abnormal urine cells and formed elements. A urinalysis can detect abnormalities of urine; help diagnose and manage renal diseases, urinary tract infection, urinary tract neoplasms, systemic diseases, and inflammatory or neoplastic diseases adjacent to the urinary tract.    The Estradiol test measures the amount of the hormone estradiol in the blood. Estradiol, a form of estrogen and in women, is mostly released from the ovaries and adrenal glands., and plays a key role in growth of the uterus, vagina and Fallopian tubes; changes of the outer genitals; breast development; and the distribution of body fat.    The Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1) test measures levels of IGF-1, a protein that is closely related to growth factors. Our IGF-1 blood test is commonly used to measure levels of human growth hormone (hGH) and its activity.    The Testosterone (Free and Total) test measures the total amount of testosterone that is bound to proteins in the blood as well as testosterone that is not bound (free testosterone), and is helpful in managing hirsutism or virilization in females.    Our Thyroid Panel includes measuring the following three thyroid levels:  
  • T3 uptake (Triiodothyronine) - T3 is the active form of T4. This hormone informs cells to use digested food as energy, rather than store it as fat.
  • T4 (Total Thyroxine) - A total T4 test measures the T4 that has bonded to protein and the free (unbonded) T4 in the blood.
  • T7 (Free Thyroxine Index) - This measurement is a calculation of T4 and T3 uptake.
   The Human Growth Hormone (hGH), also known as Growth Hormone (GH), test measures levels of hGH, a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland. Measurement of GH is primarily of interest in the diagnosis and treatment of various forms of inappropriate growth hormone secretion.    The Total Estrogens test measures the total amounts of the estrogen in the blood. Estrogens are the hormones responsible for female sexual development and function.   

Hormone Replacement

  Our Testosterone Maintenance / Therapy Panel is used to evaluate important levels within the blood that can be affected during testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) or when receiving testosterone injections or boosters.    The Testosterone Maintenance / Therapy Panel includes the following tests and measurements:  
  • Testosterone Free and Total Test
  • Estradiol, Ultrasensitive Test
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC) with Differential & Platelets
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)
   Testosterone testing is used to diagnose several conditions in both men and women, as well as detecting low levels or deficiencies (known as Low T) in men. Testosterone is the main sex hormone in men and is responsible for male physical characteristics. Levels of testosterone have been shown to decrease in males around the age of 40. Symptoms associated with low testosterone levels in men can include fatigue, loss of libido and muscle mass, difficulty sleeping and weight gain.    Testosterone Free and Total Test    This testosterone blood test measures the total amount testosterone that is bound to proteins in the blood as well as testosterone that is not bound (free testosterone), providing a complete analysis of all testosterone levels. Approximately two-thirds of testosterone circulates in the blood bound to SHBG and less than one-third is bound to albumin. A small percent (less than 4 percent) circulates in the blood as free testosterone.    Estradiol, Ultrasensitive Test    The estradiol ultrasensitive test is used to measure ranges of the hormone estradiol in the blood that are lower than the levels of the standard estradiol test. This type of estradiol test is recommended for when increased sensitivity to estradiol is expected and/or appropriate, as in situations with men. Estradiol is a form of estrogen, and men undergoing testosterone therapy may experience elevated levels of estradiol. In men, small amounts of estradiol is released by the testes to prevent sperm from dying prematurely. Testing estradiol levels may be useful in the evaluation of males for gynecomastia (also known as man boobs).    Complete Blood Count (CBC) with Differential & Platelets    The Complete Blood Count (CBC) test helps to give an overall view of general health and screens for a broad scope of diseases and conditions and measures 10 different cell and cell molecule counts in the blood. Two especially important levels included in the CBC as they relate to testosterone levels are the hematocrit and the hemoglobin levels tests. Following 6 to 9 months of testosterone therapy sometimes causes hematocrit and hemoglobin levels to exceed the normal range, potentially causing a dangerous thickening of the red blood cells. In instances of this occurring, individuals are often directed to donate blood to brings levels back down to appropriate ranges.    The CBC test includes testing for 10 kinds of cells and cell molecules in the blood:  
  • Hematocrit - The amount of red blood cells in the blood.
  • Hemoglobin - A protein that transports oxygen or carbon dioxide in the blood.
  • Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV) - Measures the average volume of red blood cells in the blood.
  • Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin (MCH) - The amount of hemoglobin per red blood cell.
  • Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration (MCHC) - The amount of hemoglobin concentrated in a given volume of red blood cells.
  • Red Cell Distribution Width (RDW) - Measures the difference of red blood cell size or volume in blood sample.
  • Percentage and Absolute Differential Counts - Measures the amounts of different white blood cell types within the blood.
  • Platelet Count - Measures the amount of platelets (fragments and particles of cells) in the blood that are crucial for blood clotting.
  • Red Blood Cell Count (RBC) - Measures the amounts of red blood cells in the blood. Red blood cells transport oxygen throughout the body.
  • White Blood Cell Count (WBC) - Measures the amount of white blood cells in the blood. White blood cells defend the body against infections and foreign bodies.
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)
   The CMP measures blood sugar (glucose) levels, electrolyte and fluid balance, kidney function, and liver function. The 13 measurements included in the CMP help to provide a look at the overall health of the body and its metabolism and chemical balance, and can help diagnose certain conditions like diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease and hypertension. The CMP aids in determining how the liver and kidneys are functioning and where glucose, calcium, protein, sodium, potassium, and chloride levels stand, and is especially relevant for monitoring liver health during therapy.    The CMP blood test panel measures levels of:  
  • Albumin
  • Blood urea nitrogen (BUN)
  • Calcium
  • Carbon dioxide (Bicarbonate)
  • Chloride
  • Creatinine
  • Glucose
  • Potassium
  • Sodium
  • Total bilirubin
  • Total protein
  • Alanine aminotransferase (ALT)
  • Alkaline phosphatase (ALP)
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)
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