Annual preventative blood work and screening panels are important.
Standard lab tests can be an important piece in your health puzzle, ensuring we have a complete picture of what is happening inside your body. Cholesterol panels, blood sugar, general chemistries, blood counts and more. We also go a step further than the conventional approach, ensuring we are not only testing for the present but your future. If there are health concerns you at higher risk for, we want to be sure you are not on track to develop these in the future.
Preventative annual blood tests are conducted to assess overall health and detect any potential underlying medical conditions or risk factors. These tests can help identify early signs of diseases or conditions, allowing for timely intervention and treatment. Some common tests included in preventative annual blood work are:
- Complete Blood Count (CBC): Measures the number and types of blood cells, helping to diagnose anemia, infection, or other blood disorders.
- Lipid Profile: Evaluates cholesterol levels (total cholesterol, LDL, HDL) and triglycerides to assess cardiovascular health and risk of heart disease.
- Blood Glucose: Measures blood sugar levels to screen for diabetes or prediabetes.
- Kidney Function Tests: Assess kidney health by measuring creatinine, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR).
- Liver Function Tests: Evaluate liver health by measuring liver enzymes (AST, ALT), bilirubin, albumin, and other markers.
- Thyroid Function Tests: Measure thyroid hormone levels (TSH, T3, T4) to assess thyroid function and detect any abnormalities.
- Vitamin D Levels: Determines vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency, which can impact bone health and immune function.
- Iron Studies: Assess iron levels in the body to diagnose anemia or iron deficiency.
- Sex Hormone Levels: Measure hormones like testosterone, estrogen, progesterone to evaluate reproductive health and hormonal imbalances.
- Cancer Markers: Certain blood tests can screen for specific cancers or tumor markers like PSA for prostate cancer or CA-125 for ovarian cancer.
It is important to note that the specific tests included in annual blood work may vary depending on individual factors such as age, gender, family history, and personal health concerns.