Test Preparation For Optimal Results:
Fasting not required.
Disclaimer: A health care provider should evaluate a deviation from normal ranges.
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.
This blood test measures Vitamin B12 levels. All of the water-soluble B vitamins work as a team to help promote healthy nerves, skin, eyes, hair, liver, muscle tone and cardiovascular function. Vitamin B12 is necessary for red blood cell production and neural function. Deficiencies in Vitamin B12 may be due to an inherited factor, limited dietary intake or problems with absorption (due to lack of intrinsic factor or gastric secretions in the stomach). A Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause anemia, neurologic disorders and an elevation in the inflammatory marker homocysteine, which has been implicated in Alzheimer’s disease. If B12 is deficient, the body can have a difficult time using the B vitamin, folate.
An Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) is also known as a Sedimentation Rate (sed rate). An ESR is a blood test used to look for inflammation and tissue destruction. An elevated ESR is considered non-specific meaning it is not used for a specific diagnosis, but may indicate the presence of an underlying inflammatory process. This may be why an ESR is frequently done in combination with other testing.
Here is our basic health and wellness screen. This is a great panel for a basic health and wellness physical, a pre-employment physical or for your own personal information and record keeping. This screen includes a CBC, CMP, Lipids (cholesterol), TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), as well as C-reactive protein (CRP -Cardio) to look for inflammation and a urinalysis to check kidney function. As in all of our health screens, we include a Vitamin D. For more information please review Individual Labs.