Basic Health Profile
This essential screening is a great place to start if you want to gain insight into your overall health. It helps identify health conditions ranging from high cholesterol to kidney disease, so you can take informed action towards your health goals.
Fasting (not eating or drinking anything except water) for 8-12 hours is recommended but not required. For most, not fasting is acceptable; however, those who choose not to fast may show elevated triglyceride levels.
What is being tested?
1. Complete Blood Count (CBC)
This common test evaluates the 3 types of cells in your blood—red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets—to check for a variety of health conditions.
2. Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP Test)
This broad screening tool includes 14 different measurements that evaluate the way your body is using its energy. These measurements encompass liver and kidney heath, blood sugar, metabolism, and your body’s balance of electrolytes such as sodium and potassium.
This urine test screens for possible problems with your metabolism and kidneys by examining the appearance, concentration, and content in your urine including the amount of protein, glucose, and other substances that may indicate various health conditions.
4. Cholesterol Panel
This test measures cholesterol levels to help evaluate the health of your heart and arteries to identify potential risks of cardiovascular problems before symptoms appear.
There are many types of cholesterol including LDL (bad) cholesterol, which can collect in blood vessels and increase your risk for heart disease, and HDL (good) cholesterol, which can actually help reduce the build-up of LDL. Additionally, triglycerides are a type of fat that circulates in your blood and stores unused calories to provide your body with energy between meals. Increased levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides can contribute to plaque in arteries and cardiovascular complications.
This test measures the levels of LDL and HDL cholesterol, as well as triglycerides in your blood to help assess your potential risk for cardiovascular disease.