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Blood Testing

Reviewed By: Dr. Kurt Kloss, MD
Last Reviewed Date: Jan 17, 2019
Last Modified Date: Jan 17, 2019
Published Date: Jul 29, 2017

70% Of Medical Decisions Are Based On Lab Results

Many of us are proactive with our own health these days, and that is a good thing. Knowing the data within your body, the same data that doctors use to make treatment and medical decisions, is important. If you are looking to take control of your own health, Health Testing Centers is here for you. We offer a huge menu of the same lab tests your doctor orders, from the same labs (LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics).

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Below are some great discount packages that will help you get a general baseline of your health. The easy to understand results will help you make decisions about your health or you can share them with your doctor. These are the same results you get when visiting your doctor and using your health insurance. Health Testing Centers just makes it easy to order them on your own with low cash prices and no doctor visit needed. View sample health and wellness test results with lab variations, ranges and explanations HERE.

Use these combination panels to make it easy and get a baseline of your health:

Featured Tests and Packages
Basic Health Check
5 stars
$245
 
$89

Includes a complete blood count (CBC), comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP), urinalysis, hemoglobin A1c, and lipid panel

Essential Health Check
$465
 
$169

This package includes a complete blood count (CBC), comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP), urinalysis, hemoglobin A1C, lipid panel, Iron, GGT, TSH, and Vitamin D 25 hydroxy level.

Expanded Health Check - Men's
$2198
 
$799

This panel includes the Essential Health Check plus additional heart, diabetes, liver, thyroid, hormone, cancer and vitamin testing.

Expanded Health Check - Women's
$2198
 
$799

This panel includes the Essential Health Check as well as additional heart, thyroid, hormone, cancer and vitamin testing.

Comprehensive Health Check - Men's
$5498
 
$1,999

This package combines over 50 tests including the Expanded Health Check and additional heart, diabetes, liver, kidney, thyroid, hormone, cancer and vitamin testing.

Comprehensive Health Check - Women's
$5498
 
$1,999

This package combines over 50 tests including the Expanded Health Check and additional heart, diabetes, liver, kidney, thyroid, hormone, cancer and vitamin testing.

Lab Tests (A-Z)
ABO Blood Type with Rh factor
$66
 
$29

Used to determine blood group (A, B, AB, or O) and Rh type (positive or negative)

Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT/SGPT)
5 stars
$31
 
$11

Measures the level of alanine aminotransferase (ALT), an enzyme found in the liver and kidneys

Alkaline Phosphatase
$31
 
$11

This test measure the level of Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) in the blood.

Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST or SGOT)
$31
 
$11

This test measures the level of Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST), an enzyme found primarily in the liver and heart.

Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP)
$53
 
$19

Measures levels of 8 individual components to assess overall health

BUN (Blood Urea Nitrogen)
$31
 
$11

This test measures the level of BUN ( blood urea nitrogen) in the blood.

BUN/Creatinine Ratio
$53
 
$19

This test measures BUN and creatinine levels to evaluate kidney function and how well the kidneys are able to filter waste products.

C-Reactive Protein Highly Sensitive (hs-CRP), Cardiac
$180
 
$49

Measures the level of C-reactive protein (CRP) to help assess risk for heart disease

Calcium
$31
 
$11

Measures the level of calcium to assess general health or for parathyroid conditions

Calcium, Ionized
$245
 
$89

The Calcium, Ionized test is used to measure the free or unbound amount of calcium in the blood.

Chloride
$53
 
$19

This test measures the level of Chloride in the blood.

Complete Blood Count (CBC) with Differential
4 stars
$53
 
$19

Measures red and white blood cells, hematocrit, hemoglobin and platelets

Comprehensive Metabolic Panel 14 (CMP 14)
$80
 
$29

Measures levels of 14 individual components to assess overall health

D-Dimer
$630
 
$229

This test is used to detect D-Dimer in the blood.

Ferritin
$108
 
$39

Measures level of ferritin to assess iron deficiency or iron overload

Fibrinogen
$336
 
$149

This test is used to measure the activity of Fibrinogen in the blood.

Glucose
$31
 
$11

Measures glucose level to screen for diabetes or hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)

Hemoglobin A1C (HgbA1c)
$80
 
$29

Measures the average amount of glucose (blood sugar) over the past 2-3 months to screen for diabetes or monitor existing diabetes

Iron
$31
 
$11

Measures level of iron to assess iron deficiency or iron overload

Iron & Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC)
$80
 
$29

Measures the amount of iron available to bind to proteins, providing additional information about possible iron deficiency or iron overload

Lipid Panel
5 stars
$66
 
$29

Measures levels of cholesterol and triglycerides to assess risk for heart disease

Potassium
$53
 
$19

This test measures the amount of potassium in the blood to evaluate this important electrolyte level.

Potassium, 24 Hour Urine
$190
 
$69

This test measures the amount of potassium in a 24 hour urine sample to evaluate this important electrolyte level.

Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)
5 stars
$108
 
$39

Measures the level of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) to evaluate prostate function in men age 40 and older

Prothrombin Time (PT) and Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT) with INR
$156
 
$69

The Prothrombin Time(PT/INR) and Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT) test is used to measure how long it takes the blood to clot.

Sodium
$80
 
$29

This test measures the level of sodium in the blood.

Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
$79
 
$35

Measures the amount of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) to evaluate thyroid function

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) and Free T4
$207
 
$75

Measures the amount of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and free thyroxine (T4) to evaluate thyroid function

Urinalysis (UA)
$33
 
$12

Examines a urine sample for the presence of proteins and other signs of infection

Vitamin D, 25 Hydroxy
5 stars
$133
 
$59

Measures the amount of vitamin D, an important factor in bone strength

General Health Resources

A GUIDE: Lab Testing and Your Health
Worried about High MCH Results in your Blood Test? Learn the Facts

What can blood tests detect?

The answer to that question depends largely upon the blood tests ordered. However, in general, blood tests look for or measure specific markers that provide information that help medically evaluate a person's health status.

  • Discover proteins, bacteria, antigens or other substances that indicate various infections, diseases or cancers.
  • Measure levels of critical hormones to assess the function of glands, organs and bodily systems.
  • Measure the blood level of certain body chemicals to assess the health of the heart and circulatory system.
  • Analyze and measure blood cells to detect conditions like anemia and other blood-related diseases and conditions.
  • Assess nutritional status, measuring levels of essential vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.
  • Screen for and/or monitor diabetes and other metabolic syndromes.
  • Detect genetic issues that threaten or directly impact health, among many other detection purposes.

How long does it take for a blood test result?

This depends to a great extent on the specific blood test ordered. It also depends upon the lab that will be processing your blood sample and compiling your tests results. Here at Health Testing Centers, most blood test results are delivered directly to the patient within one or two business days, although there are a few specific tests that can take slightly longer to complete.

What do abnormal blood test results mean?

While this varies according to the specific test or tests done, blood tests results generally display their Technician chooses blood sample to use for basic blood test typesfindings of the targeted markers as compared to a normal range. An important thing to consider as you go over blood test results is that there is a reason that normal is expressed as a range, rather than an absolute number; No two people have the exact same normal. This natural variation among individuals is the reason that routine blood testing is recommended, because it works to establish your own personal baseline on important health markers – a baseline that can be compared to newer results year after year to track any changes in your health status.

So the bottom line is that abnormal test results may, depending upon the specific test, be cause for concern, especially if you are displaying other signs and symptoms of health issues or have tested cancerous, or they may simply be natural variations or prompted by diet, medications or other factors, rather than indications of ill-health. The exception to this rule are blood tests that give clear positive or negative results for the presence of disease-related markers – specific bacteria or viruses, for instance. For that reason, discussing your results with a healthcare provider or testing professional is a necessary component of the testing process.

What are some of the most important blood tests for overall health maintenance?

Regular blood testing is an essential component of good health maintenance, since it can detect health issues in their earliest, most treatable stages. Screening tests that are important for the average person to have regularly to ensure health and well-being include:

  • Complete Blood Count – This test evaluates blood composition, measuring red and white blood cells, hematocrit, hemoglobin and platelets. This is important for detecting issues like anemia and other blood disorders, as well as infections, among other purposes.
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel – This blood test examines a number of components in the blood, including electrolytes, glucose, enzymes and proteins, that provide information on the function of critical organs, such as the kidneys, liver and pancreas.
  • Hemoglobin A1C (HgbA1c) – Measures the average amount of glucose in the blood over the previous 2 to 3 months, making it an essential tool for screening for or monitoring diabetes and related metabolic conditions.
  • Lipid Profile – Measures levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood to help assess vascular health and heart disease risk.
  • Thyroid Function Panel – A blood test that measures levels of essential thyroid hormones, including TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), T3 and T4, this tests helps evaluate overall thyroid function for the detection of thyroid disorders.
  • C-Reactive Protein Highly Sensitive (hs-CRP) – This test helps detect inflammation that can be related to atherosclerosis, a major risk factor for heart disease.
  • Homocysteine test – Since high levels of homocysteine in the blood are a risk factor for heart disease, this test helps evaluate heart health.
  • Men Only: Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) – Measures levels of PSA in the blood, a protein produced by the prostate gland. High levels of PSA can signal the presence of conditions that include enlarged prostate, prostate inflammation, or prostate cancer.

These are general recommendations suitable for the average person in good general health. If you have specific health issues or are at greater than average risk for certain diseases or conditions, your personal healthcare team has likely recommended a more personalized routine of regular tests, screenings and assessments.