Basic Health Screening
A doctor or physician will inform the patient if the Basic Health Screening needs to be completed. A Complete Blood Count will check the levels of hemoglobin, hematocrit, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. This will check for different diseases such as anemia. The other test that examines the blood is the Comprehensive Metabolic Panel. Done during the Basic Health Screening; if anything is wrong another diagnosis for lab work would be recommended.
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
There are many advances in the world of heart disease. Heart disease can help to be prevented by doing regular diet and aerobic exercise. Even if a person does have some heart problems starting a new lifestyle will tremendously improve the heart. There are many different blood tests that can be done. These blood tests include Lipid Profile, C-Reactive Protein, NMR Lipoprofile, the VAP™ Cholesterol Test, and Homocysteine. Being regularly checked for heart disease will help to catch a problem if one arises fast.
Since prostate cancer is the number two leading most common cancer in men; a Prostate Specific Antigen blood test would be the way to go. Health Testing Centers will perform this test for men of the right age. The annual testing that starts for the prostate is at the age of 50, high risk men should get tested starting at the age of 40. The male patient will then determine if the levels are too high or too low for them.
Thyroid Function Tests are performed to determine the levels of the thyroid. Establishing the base line for the patient’s levels will help with the suitable treatment. There are multiple symptoms that could lead to a problem in the thyroid which would require testing to be done. Having these tests performed could help save a patient’s live.
Multiple tests are performed to determine if there is any serious damage to the liver. These tests can range from 40 dollars to 230 dollars through Health Testing Center. Damage to the liver can come from multiple things, the most common one being that of alcohol. Having the Liver Function Test done will help determine how serious the damage is and what type of treatment can be done.
Cancer Testing should be done with any person who is at risk for cancer or who has had anyone in their family has had a previous diagnosis with cancer. The blood tests to be done that will test for any of the cancer markers are Carcinoembryonic Antigen, Cancer Antigen 19-9, Cancer Antigen 27.29, Cancer Antigen 125, and Alpha-Fetoprotein. These tests can detect certain markers in the blood that can indicate the type of cancer it could be. Having these tests done sooner rather than later will help with an early diagnosis if one is necessary.
Before starting any anti-aging therapies, it is very important to test DHEA and testosterone levels as well as HGH and IGF-1, to name a few. Women are the ones who get the anti-aging tests done more. This is because they want to know if they are close to menopause. Establishing a level of the hormones will help with the appropriate treatment.
STD Testing in Atlanta, GA
Blood Testing Lab Locations in Atlanta, GA
In the Atlanta, GA area, the Health Testing Centers have set up convenient locations for patients to have lab tests performed. By visiting the website, healthtestingcenters.com, patients have the option of purchasing a test to be performed on them without orders from a physician. When the patient chooses a lab test, he will make the purchase, and within one hour, a Health Testing Centers staff member will email a requisition form to the patient. The patient has the option of choosing from one of several LabCorp testing centers in the City, Atlanta, GA area. They will take the requisition form to the testing facility and have the appropriate test performed. Once the results are in, a nurse from LabCorp will confidentially email them back to the patient using HIPAA compliant secure email. This will ensure the patient’s privacy.
Health Testing Centers are aware of the rising cost of healthcare. To help patient’s combat this, they offer the Essential Health Screening for approximately the same cost that other testing centers charge for one single blood test. If a patient wants a diabetes test, Health Testing Centers will perform a C-Peptide serum, glucose serum, glycohemoglobin (GHB) total, HgbA1c, and a random microalbumin urine test. When the results of tests such as these are sent back to the patient, he will be able to have them on hand when he goes in to see his physician. This will help to save the patient valuable time in receiving a diagnosis.
To make the lab test ordering process simple, Health Testing Centers have set up an easy to navigate website for patients who would like to purchase their own lab tests. Once the test is purchased, a requisition form is emailed to the patient, which he will take to a nearby Atlanta, GA LabCorp testing facility to have the test performed. LabCorp does accept appointments online, and can usually get the patient in on the same day. Test results are typically emailed to the patient within 1 and 2 days, depending on which test was performed.
For general information about blood testing you can visit Lab Tests Online or WebMd.