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.
ABO Grouping is the classification system used to determine blood types. This system is used because antibodies needed for testing are consistent and naturally present in the serum of those blood types. The potential blood types are: O positive, O negative, A positive, A negative, B positive, B negative, AB positive and AB negative. The universal donor is O negative. The universal recipient is AB positive.
This blood test measures Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) levels. DHEA a natural steroidal hormone made in the adrenal glands, gonads and in the brain. DHEA is a precursor hormone to cortisol, testosterone and estrogen and is the most plentiful steroid hormone in the body.
This fasting blood test is used to measure C-Peptide levels. C-peptide is a protein that is produced in the body along with insulin because it is generally found in amounts equal to insulin. The test is not used to diagnose diabetes. Instead, it is used to determine how much insulin a person’s pancreas is still producing.