Test Preparation For Optimal Results:
No fasting required. (Limit exercise prior to lab collection).
Disclaimer: Your health care provider should evaluate a deviation from normal ranges.
This blood test measures C- Reactive Protein (CRP-C) levels. C-Reactive Protein is a type of protein produced by the liver that present during episodes of acute as well as chronic inflammatory processes such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, elevated blood sugar imbalances and cancer. Ground breaking research has linked elevated levels of CRP with Alzheimer’s disease. A CRP may possibly be the most precise risk factor for predicting a heart attack or a stroke. Elevated CRP levels may indicate an infective process caused by bacteria, virus, parasite or fungus. Elevated CRP levels have also been noted in certain autoimmune processes such as arthritis. Obesity leads to modest elevations in CRP levels.
This blood test is used to monitor exposure to benzene. Benzene is an organic compound that is found in nature and is also manmade. Natural sources of benzene are volcanoes and forest fires. Benzene is also a natural component of crude oil and cigarette smoke and is one of the most basic petrochemicals used in the production of gasoline. Benzene has been described as having a sweet odor. It evaporates very quickly when exposed to air and dissolves quickly in water.
This blood test is used to measure total circulating estrogens. The three major naturally occurring estrogens are present in significant quantities in blood. They are estradiol (E2), estrone (E1) and estriol (E3). Because estradiol and estrone fluctuate during a womanâ€™s cycle and menopause, some providers prefer this test when evaluating estrogen levels. Estrogenâ€™s role in supporting health and well-being is as significant as it is diverse. To name a few, estrogen affects emotions moods, attention and language skills.
This blood test measures Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin levels. Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin is also known as SHGB and Testosterone-binding Globulin (TeBG). Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) is under the positive control of estrogen and thyroid hormone and is suppressed by androgens. It also serves as a transport protein for thyroid and testosterone.