Basic Health Screening
Most lab technicians preform multiple tests on a patient. CMP as well as other tests are prepared to insure the patients’ health is to standard. These tests are required during the Basic Health Screening. The Basic Health Screening involves the Complete Blood Count and the Comprehensive Metabolic Panel. When the results of this test come back it will let the patient know if further tests are 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
The Lipid Profile, C-reactive protein, NMR Lipoprofile, VAP Cholesterol Test, and Homocysteine blood tests all have one thing in common. They all test for heart disease. The treatments for high cholesterol will help with getting those levels down to a normal range. Along with treatments changing a person’s lifestyle will also help; to do so just start with a healthy diet and regular exercise. These will make the hearts health improves enormously. Regular testing should also be done to help fight off this nasty disease.
Having the Prostate Specific Antigen is a protein produced by cells of the prostate gland. The Prostate Specific Antigen blood test will measure the level of the PSA in the blood. Prostate cancer or non-cancerous conditions can increase men’s PSA levels; as men age these high levels can become more common. An annual prostate exam should be done starting after the age of 50.
A Thyroid Profile or Thyroid Function Test helps many patients to discover if there is an issue with their thyroid. TSH is a hormone that is stimulated by the thyroid. The outputs are regulated by the TSH. If the thyroid is under active or over active the hormone will be affect a patient’s metabolism. This test will help a patient determine what kind of treatment should be done to help the patient’s health.
The liver can be tested for damage through blood testing. These blood tests can determine the seriousness of the damage that was done by alcohol, prescription drugs and even recreational drugs. The Liver Function Testing will help with that. This can also help to determine a treatment to help the liver, if it can be helped.
Smoking, radiation, chemical agents, and genetic factors are all causes of cancer. There are also many other not known factors that can cause cancer. Millions of people, 7.6 million in 2007, die a year according to the American Cancer Society. A number of tests can be performed to check for cancer. The tests performed are the Carcinoembryonic Antigen, Cancer Antigen 19-9, and Cancer Antigen 27.29, Cancer Antigen 125, and Alpha-Fetoprotein blood tests.
There are different types of treatments for hormones. Now people are treating the aging process as a disease, so there is now medicine designed to help these hormone levels. Patients need to know the starting point of the patient’s hormone level so the proper treatment is given. Some of the symptoms of menopause may be physically uncomfortable for a patient. This is why the testing of their hormone levels needs to be done.
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Blood Testing Lab Locations in Santa Rosa CA
Health Testing Centers in Santa Rosa CA, have several convenient lab test locations which allow for patients to order their own lab tests. When the patient goes to the Health Testing Centers website, healthtestingcenters.com, he may review all of the available lab tests to be performed, and then purchase the one of his choosing. When he makes his purchase, the Health Testing Centers emails a requisition form to the patient within the hour. Upon receiving the requisition form, the patient can make an appointment with a LabCorp testing facility in Santa Rosa CA and go in to have his test performed. Typically within 24-48 hours, a LabCorp nurse will email the patient’s test results through HIPAA compliant secure email.
Health Testing Centers does care about the rising cost of healthcare and its impact on the patient. In effort to combat this, Health Testing Centers has affordable pricing. For instance, the Essential Health Screening is offered at the same cost that other testing centers charge for a single blood test. This is one of the most common tests performed since doctors use these results to determine a patient’s overall health. If a patient wants food allergy screening, the Heath Testing Centers will perform a basic food allergy test, and extended food allergy test, and a specific food allergy test. To save time, the patient can have tests like these performed before his doctor’s appointment, then when he goes in for the appointment, he will already have his test results in hand.
For patients who wish to order their own tests, the process is very simple. He must go to the Health Testing Center website and choose a test that he would like to be performed on him. After he has purchased the test, a representative from the Health Testing Centers will email him a requisition form. He will take that form to a Santa Rosa CA LabCorp center and have his test performed. When his results are in, (usually between 1 and 2 business days) the results will be emailed to the patient.
For general information about blood testing you can visit Lab Tests Online or WebMd.