Basic Health Screening
A Basic Health Screening will test for a Complete Blood Count, Comprehensive Metabolic Panel, and the Urinalysis Test. All of these blood tests are the start or beginning point of whether or not additional lab work or diagnosis will be recommended. These tests are most commonly prescribed by a doctor or a physician.
The Essential Health Screen $89 - CBC (w diff), CMP, Urinalysis and Lipid Profile (HDL, LDL + Triglycerides)
Basic Health Screen $59 - Includes a CBC (w diff), CMP, and a Urinalysis
Cholesterol Test (Lipid Profile) $39 - HDL, LDL, Total Cholesterol + Triglycerides
Cholesterol and Heart Blood Testing
Changing a patient’s diet and aerobic exercise will help a patient treat the heart disease. Health Testing Centers will perform many tests to help know the heart and cholesterol levels. Hundreds of thousands of people will die this year from a heart attack. Regular heart testing will help a patient control their heart levels.
A high level of protein in the prostate gland could indicate that there is prostate cancer or something noncancerous such as an enlarged prostate or prostatitis. The Prostate Specific Antigen blood test will screen the blood for those diseases. The debate over the importance of the PSA test being done every year has not been friendly. At Health Testing Centers, they belief that if the patient is informed of their own PSA test levels they will decide how often to take the PSA blood screening test.
The thyroid helps control how much energy needs to be used for that activity, when something goes wrong with the protein it can produce too much or too little. Symptoms of an over active or under active thyroid are that the patient will feel tired or weak, be too hot or too cold, lose a lot of weight or gain a lot of weight, be anxious, and have an increased heart rate. If a patient has any of those symptoms a Thyroid Function Test needs to be performed so they can get put on the appropriate treatment.
The liver can be tested through many different tests. There is the Liver Function Test, ATL, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C blood tests. These tests help to determine if the liver is seriously damaged. The liver can become damaged from coming in contact with a person who has hepatitis, drinks copious amounts of alcohol, or does any type of drugs. Remember to fast before having any liver blood tests done as to ensure the most accurate results.
There are multiple types of cancers out there and being screened for them early will make everything better. Screenings early can be better because then the cancer cells or tumor markers can be found, this can then lead to treatment of the cancers. The treatment for cancers can help to put them in remission or even cure them. Genetic factors are one of the leading causes to getting cancer, the next know causes are smoking, chemical agents, radiation, and then there are unknown causes to cancer still out there. Cancer screening tests are available through Health Testing Centers. The tests that would be performed are CEA or Carcinoembryonic Antigen, Cancer Antigen 19-9 or CA 19-9, Cancer Antigen 27.29 or CA 27.29, Cancer Antigen 125 or CA-125, and AFP or Alpha-Fetoprotein blood tests.
A patient who knows their hormone levels will be able to help choose the appropriate therapy for them. Some patients will see a very drastic decrease in the normal levels while the other patients stay in range. Aging is now considered a disease and has medicine to treat the aging process. At Health Testing Centers offers DHEA, Testosterone, Human Growth Hormone, and IGF-1.
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Blood Testing Lab Locations in Asheville, NC
Health Testing Centers in the Asheville, NC area have several locations that are specifically set up for patient convenience. With this testing center, a patient has the option of purchasing his own lab tests. If the patient visits the Health Testing Centers website, healthtestingcenters.com, he will be given a list of available lab tests that can be performed. He may choose and purchase a test to be performed on him. When he has purchased the test of his choosing, a Health Testing Centers staff member will email the patient a requisition form. This will happen within one hour of the purchase. The patient may then choose a LabCorp testing center in the Asheville, NC area and take the requisition form in to have his test performed. When the results are in, a nurse will email them to the patient. This will be done with patient privacy in mind by using HIPAA compliant secure email.
Essential Health Screening is a commonly performed lab test that doctors use to evaluate the overall health of a patient. With patient cost in mind, Health Testing Centers performs this test for a price that is comparable to that of the cost of a single blood test performed by other testing facilities. If a patient would like to have a thyroid screening, Health Testing Centers will perform a parathyroid hormone (PTH), thyroid function test level 1, thyroid function test level 2, thyroid peroxidase antibodies, thyroid profile (T3, T4, T7), and triiodothyronine (T3) test. These tests results can be in the hands of the patient within 24-48 hours after testing. That way, when the patient goes in to see his physician, he will already have the test results, thus saving him valuable time.
The process of ordering blood work had been made quite simple through Health Testing Centers. The patient purchases the test he would like, he is emailed a requisition form, he takes that to a LabCorp near him to have the test performed, and usually within one or two days, he has the results to take in to his physician’s office.
For general information about blood testing you can visit Lab Tests Online or WebMd.