Basic Blood Chemistry
When you go for an annual checkup, your doctor will almost always order a Complete Metabolic Profile (CMP), a Complete Blood Count with Differential (CBC) and a Urinalysis.
This combination of tests allows for a good baseline check of your health status.
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
CBC is a Complete Blood
Count. It is a blood test that checks hemoglobin, hematocrit, red blood cells (RBC),
white blood cells (WBC), and platelets. This blood test is used to determine general
health status and to screen for and monitor a variety of disorders such as anemia.
Changing levels of red or white blood cells can indicate disease or infection and
are very helpful in a health screening. This will allow an individual to seek medical
advice from a physician once levels have been established. In this case, baseline
levels are also important for future comparison in a diagnosis by a physician.
CMP is a Complete
Metabolic Panel or Comprehensive Metabolic Panel. It's a frequently ordered panel
of blood tests that gives you important information about the current status of
your kidneys, liver, electrolytes as well as your blood sugar, blood proteins, and
Urinalysis samples are given in order to check for cloudiness, blood, unusual odors, acidity, concentration, protein levels, etc. This helps to ascertain whether or not a visit to a physician is in order as well as to detect health problems indicated by a urinalysis. Having the urine tested is one of the basic health screening procedures and can be very helpful in assisting someone who may have concerns about their overall health and well being.
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