Which blood tests should you be asking your doctor for?


Comprehensive lab Testing:


1.     Full CBC panel.

2.     Ferritin serum levels.

3.     Full lipid panel including: Total Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglycerides and Cholesterol/HDL ratio.

4.     Inflammation markers: HS-CRP & ESR.

5.     Kidney function tests: Creatinine, eGFR, BUN.

6.     Liver function tests: ALT, AST and Bilirubin.

7.     Glucose levels: HA1C and Fasting Blood Glucose.

8.     Hormone levels (female): Estradiol, Estriol, Estrone, Progesterone, LH and FSH (on day 3 of menstrual cycle if possible and if still menstruating), Total & Free Testosterone, Prolactin and SHBG. 

9.     Anti-Mullerian Hormone serum levels for females in their reproductive years.

10. Hormone levels (male): Total Testosterone, Free Testosterone, Estradiol, Progesterone, LH, FSH, Prolactin and SHBG.

11. Thyroid function tests: TSH, Free T3 and Free T4.

12. Proteins: Serum Albumin levels and Total Protein.

13. 25-hydroxy Vitamin D serum levels.

14. Trace minerals: chromium, copper, zinc, magnesium, fluoride, iodine, selenium, copper and molybdenum.

15. Calcium serum levels, Phosphorus serum levels (if indicated) and PTH serum levels (if indicated).

16. Vitamin B12 serum levels and Folate serum levels.

17. Electrolyte serum levels: Sodium, Potassium, Chloride and CO2.

18. Urinalysis: To screen for metabolic and kidney disorders as well as for urinary tract infections (UTIs): uric acid, glucose, protein, bilirubin, red blood cells, white blood cells, crystals, and bacteria.

19. Uric Acid serum levels (if indicated).

20. Kidney Stone Evaluation (if indicated): Blood and 24-hour urine tests for calcium, uric acid, creatinine, oxalate, citrate, phosphate, and/or cysteine.