Test Preparation For Optimal Results:
No fasting required.
Disclaimer: Your health care provider should evaluate a deviation from normal ranges.
This blood test is also known as Ca++, Ionized, Serum; Calcium Filterable, Serum; Calcium Free, Serum; Calcium Unbound, Serum; Ionized Calcium, Serum.
This test measures calcium that is biologically active. Calcium is essential for the healthy development and maintenance of teeth and bones. It is also a critical electrolyte, essential for the healthy function of muscles, nerves and blood clotting.
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.
A Hemoglobin A1c is a blood test that measures the average amount of glucose that has chemically attached to red blood cells over the past 6-8 weeks. Think of it this way. Sugar is sticky. When sugar sticks to certain proteins inside the hemoglobin, it naturally hangs around for a longer period of time because it is harder to get it off the hemoglobin.
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.