Test Preparation For Optimal Results:
No fasting required.
Disclaimer: Your health care provider should evaluate a deviation from normal ranges.
This blood test is used to detect antibodies to nuclear antigens. The antibodies may be present in higher than normal numbers in autoimmune disease. A positive Antinuclear Antibody (ANA) test result may suggest an autoimmune disorder such as systemic lupus or Hashimoto’s disease. However, the test may also be positive in people with allergies as well as in older populations without identified health problems.
This blood test is used to measure Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) levels. ACTH levels are measured to help identify and monitor health conditions related to excessive or deficient cortisol in the body. Adrenocorticotropic hormone is one of four major adrenal cortical hormones and is produced by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland. Adrenocorticotropic hormone stimulates the secretion of cortisone and aldosterone. Cholesterol is required for the production of all adrenal cortical hormones. Testosterone, estrogen, cortisol and aldosterone are all adrenal cortical hormones.
A D-dimer is a blood test to help evaluate for possible blood clots. A D-dimer measures the tendency of blood to clot inappropriately. A D-dimer may be used to evaluate possible health threats such as a stroke, DVT (deep vein thrombosis), PE (pulmonary embolism) and arterial plaque rupture.
Mycotoxins are metabolites produced by fungi like mold, which can infest buildings, vehicles, and foodstuffs. A majority of mycotoxin exposures are through food ingestion or airborne exposure. This test MycoTOX screens for eleven different mycotoxins, from four species of mold, in one urine sample. It is the most comprehensive and competitively priced mycotoxin test available. Great Plains Lab uses the power of advanced mass spectrometry (MS/MS), which is necessary to detect lower levels of these fungal toxins.