Basic Health Screening
A Comprehensive Metabolic Panel tests many different items; these include the current status of a patient’s kidney, liver, electrolytes along with blood sugar, blood proteins, and total cholesterol. Having low levels or high levels of any of the above statuses will ensure that further work will be recommended. The Basic Health Screening will also include a Complete Blood Count to ensure the patient is healthy.
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
Great advances have been made in understanding the field of heart disease. Many tests can be completed to inform a patient of their heart levels. Men are at a high risk for heart disease than women until the women gets older. Having regular heart blood tests will inform the patients of the type of treatment that they need to get healthy or stay healthy.
There is a long list of prostate cancer survivors and urologists who believe that the Prostate Specific Antigen blood test should be completed every year after the age of 50. The National Cancer Institute says that 63 percent of men over the age of 65 have had prostate cancer. The Prostate Specific Antigen or PSA will detect if there is a high level of protein in the male patient’s prostate gland. If the disease is detected early on the fate of this disease would be saved.
Patients need to have the thyroid tested so they know the levels of their hormones. The Thyroid Function Test or Thyroid Profile will determine which type of treatment would be needed for either hyper or hypothyroidism. Many symptoms are tossed aside for a different diagnosis. These could be pregnancy, eating too much or too little, even lack of exercise. If everything is confirmed as not the cause then maybe it is time for another test. The Thyroid Function Test.
The Liver Function Test will determine the extent of damage to the liver. The liver is a very important organ in the human body. The liver produces bile which helps with digestion. The liver also makes proteins, removes toxins, and stores energy from the food that has been eaten. These tests can also be ordered to test for viral infections such as hepatitis or mononucleosis.
The National Cancer Society let the number of deceased people in 2007, 7.6 million people died from cancer related illnesses. Some causes of cancer are still unknown but there are some that are known, such as radiation, smoking, hereditary, and chemical agents. Health Testing Centers are able to do many types of blood tests that will discover the cancer cells during the lab work. The different tests that a patient can very on the cancer cells they want to find. Carcinoembryonic Antigen, Cancer Antigen 19-9, Cancer Antigen 27.29, Cancer Antigen 125, and Alpha-Fetoprotein are the Cancer Screenings that can be done.
Hormone Testing can help put a woman’s mind at ease if they know that the symptoms they have are attributed to menopause and not to a disease or an illness. Many symptoms can be very alarming when they are first happening to a woman. Knowing what her hormone levels are will give her the proper treatment for hormone replacement therapy or she can let it happen naturally. Anti-aging testing of a patient’s hormones will ensure that the levels are either normal or abnormal.
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Blood Testing Lab Locations in Fresno CA
Health Testing Centers have several locations in the Fresno CA area that are set up for patient convenience. When the patient visits healthtestcenters.com, he may choose to purchase any of the available blood tests. When he makes his choice, he will be emailed a requisition form to be taken with him to a LabCorp location in the Fresno CA area. When the results are in, they will be emailed to the patient within 24-48 hours. HIPAA compliant secure email is used for safety and privacy.
For the same low price charged by other testing centers for a single blood test, Health Testing Centers offers its Essential Health screening. This is a panel of tests that would normally be ordered by a doctor. If the patient is interested in a cholesterol and heart health screening, the testing center will perform a BNP, coenzyme Q 10 total, C-reactive protein, heart health screening levels I and II, homocysteine, lipid profile, NMR lipid profile, and statin check-up. This panel of tests can be brought to your doctor so he can evaluate your heart health. The convenient locations of the Fresno CA testing centers will allow for the patient to have tests in hand on his first visit to the doctor which will not only save time, but money as well.
The blood work ordering process is simple. The patient can visit the easily navigated website and choose a test panel to be performed. After he has purchased the test, a requisition form will be emailed to him usually within one hour. He will then make an appointment with one of the several LabCorp facilities in the Fresno CA area online. In an effort to save the patient time, it is the Health Testing Centers’ goal to be able to schedule the appointment for the same day in which it was requested. After the appointment has been scheduled, the patient will then take their requisition form in to the testing center and have the appropriate test performed. Depending on the test that was performed, the results are typically emailed to the patient within 1 to 2 days.
For general information about blood testing you can visit Lab Tests Online or WebMd.