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    Male Comprehensive Panel

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    .       Thyroid Profile

    • Total Thyroxine (T4)
    • Iodothyronine (T3)
    • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

     

    .       Heart Risk Profile (Lipid)

    • HDL (Good Cholesterol)
    • Non HDL Cholesterol
    • Total Cholesterol
    • LDL (Bad Cholesterol)
    • VLDL Cholesterol
    • Tryglycerides
    • LDL / HDL Cholesterol Ratio
    • HDL / LDL Cholesterol Ratio
    • TC ( Total Cholesterol ) / HDL Cholesterol Ratio

     

    .       Liver Function Test (LFT)

    • Bilirubin-Direct
    • Bilirubin-Indirect
    • Bilirubin-Total
    • Alkaline Phosphatase ( ALP)
    • SGOT (AST)
    • SGPT (ALT)
    • Protein-Total
    • Albumin
    • Globulin
    • Serum Albumin / Globulin Ratio
    • Gamma GT/GGT (Gamma Glutamyl Transferase)

     

    .       Kidney Function Test (Basic)

    • Serum Urea
    • Uric Acid
    • Serum Creatinine
    • Urea / Creatinine Ratio
    • Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN)
    • BUN / Cretinine Ratio

     

    .       Complete Blood Count (CBC)

    • Hemoglobin (HB)
    • Total WBC Count (TLC)
    • B.C. Count
    • MCV
    • MCH
    • MCHC
    • Neutrophils
    • Lymphocytes
    • Monocytes
    • Eosinophils
    • Basophils
    • Packed Cell Volume (PCV)
    • Platelet count
    • RDW-SD
    • RDW-CV
    • PDW
    • MPV
    • P-LCR
    • PCT
    • Absolute Neutrophils Count ( DLC )
    • Absolute Lymphocytes Count
    • Absolute Monocytes Count
    • Absolute Eosinophils Count
    • Absolute Basophils Count

     

    .       Complete Urine Routine Analysis (CUE)

    • Specific Gravity
    • Color
    • Apparence
    • Reaction (pH)
    • Proteins
    • Glucose
    • Nitrites
    • Blood
    • Ketones
    • Bilirubin
    • Urobilinogen
    • Leukocutes
    • PUS (WBC) Cells
    • RBC
    • Epithelial Cells
    • Crystals
    • Casts
    • Bacteria
    • Budding Yeast Cells
    • Other Findings

     

    .       Diabetes Monitoring Profile (with HBA1c)

    • Blood Sugar ( Glucose )
    • Glycosylated Hemoglobin (GHb/HbA1c)
    • 3 Months Estimated Average Glucose levels

     

    .       Anemia Profile  – 4 Tests

    • Vitamin B12
    • Vitamin D3, 25 OH
    • Calcium
    • Iron

     

    .       Infection Markers

    • HIV
    • Hepatitis C virus ( HCV Antibody )
    • Hepatitis B ( HBsAG )
    • VDRL

     

    .       Cancer Screening – Prostate Specific Antigen ( PSA )

    The PSA test is a blood test used primarily to screen for prostate cancer. The test measures the amount of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in your blood. PSA is a protein produced by both cancerous and noncancerous tissue in the prostate, a small gland that sits below a man’s bladder

    50+ Wellness Checkup for Women

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    .       Thyroid Profile

    • Total Thyroxine (T4)
    • Iodothyronine (T3)
    • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

     

    .       Heart Risk Profile (Lipid)

    • HDL (Good Cholesterol)
    • Non HDL Cholesterol
    • Total Cholesterol
    • LDL (Bad Cholesterol)
    • VLDL Cholesterol
    • Tryglycerides
    • LDL / HDL Cholesterol Ratio
    • HDL / LDL Cholesterol Ratio
    • TC ( Total Cholesterol ) / HDL Cholesterol Ratio

     

    .       Liver Function Test (LFT)

    • Bilirubin-Direct
    • Bilirubin-Indirect
    • Bilirubin-Total
    • Alkaline Phosphatase ( ALP)
    • SGOT (AST)
    • SGPT (ALT)
    • Protein-Total
    • Albumin
    • Globulin
    • Serum Albumin / Globulin Ratio
    • Gamma GT/GGT (Gamma Glutamyl Transferase)

     

    .       Kidney Function Test (Basic)

    • Serum Urea
    • Uric Acid
    • Serum Creatinine
    • Urea / Creatinine Ratio
    • Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN)
    • BUN / Cretinine Ratio

     

    .       Complete Blood Count (CBC)

    • Hemoglobin (HB)
    • Total WBC Count (TLC)
    • B.C. Count
    • MCV
    • MCH
    • MCHC
    • Neutrophils
    • Lymphocytes
    • Monocytes
    • Eosinophils
    • Basophils
    • Packed Cell Volume (PCV)
    • Platelet count
    • RDW-SD
    • RDW-CV
    • PDW
    • MPV
    • P-LCR
    • PCT
    • Absolute Neutrophils Count ( DLC )
    • Absolute Lymphocytes Count
    • Absolute Monocytes Count
    • Absolute Eosinophils Count
    • Absolute Basophils Count

     

    .       Complete Urine Routine Analysis (CUE)

    • Specific Gravity
    • Color
    • Apparence
    • Reaction (pH)
    • Proteins
    • Glucose
    • Nitrites
    • Blood
    • Ketones
    • Bilirubin
    • Urobilinogen
    • Leukocutes
    • PUS (WBC) Cells
    • RBC
    • Epithelial Cells
    • Crystals
    • Casts
    • Bacteria
    • Budding Yeast Cells
    • Other Findings

     

    .       Diabetes Monitoring Profile (with HBA1c)

    • Blood Sugar ( Glucose )
    • Glycosylated Hemoglobin (GHb/HbA1c)
    • 3 Months Estimated Average Glucose levels

     

    .       Anemia Profile  – 4 Tests

    • Vitamin B12
    • Vitamin D3, 25 OH
    • Calcium
    • Iron

     

    .       Pancreatic Panel 

    • Amylase
    • Lipase

     

    .       Cardiac Risk Marker 

    • Homocysteine

     

    .       Cancer Screening – CA125 and CA19.5

    A CA 125 test measures the amount of the protein CA 125 (cancer antigen 125) in your blood. A CA 125 test may be used to monitor certain cancers during and after treatment. In some cases, a CA 125 test may be used to look for early signs of ovarian cancer in women with a very high risk of the disease.

     

    .       C-reactive protein (CRP)

    A high level of CRP in the blood is a marker of any condition that causes inflammation, from an upper respiratory infection to cancer. High CRP levels can indicate that there is inflammation in the arteries of the heart, which can mean a higher risk for heart attack.

     

    .       Rheumatoid arthritis

    Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect more than just your joints. In some people, the condition also can damage a wide variety of body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart and blood vessels.

    An autoimmune disorder, rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body’s tissues.

     

    Basic Anemia Profile

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    .       Complete Blood Count (CBC )

    • Hemoglobin (HB)
    • Total WBC Count (TLC)
    • B.C. Count
    • MCV
    • MCH
    • MCHC
    • Neutrophils
    • Lymphocytes
    • Monocytes
    • Eosinophils
    • Basophils
    • Packed Cell Volume (PCV)
    • Platelet count
    • RDW-SD
    • RDW-CV
    • PDW
    • MPV
    • P-LCR
    • PCT
    • Absolute Neutrophils Count ( DLC )
    • Absolute Lymphocytes Count
    • Absolute Monocytes Count
    • Absolute Eosinophils Count
    • Absolute Basophils Count

     

    .       Iron Studies (for Anemia Screening)

    • Serum Iron
    • Total Iron Binding Capcity ( TIBC )
    • Transferrin Saturation
    • Serum Transferrin
    • Unsaturated Iron Binding Capacity ( UIBC )

     

    .       Folic Acid 

    A folic acid test measures the amount of folic acid in the blood. Folic acid is vitamin B-9, which is essential for the production of healthy red blood cells. These cells deliver oxygen to the entire body, so they’re vital for maintaining overall health. Folic acid is also important for the normal development of a fetus. It helps with cell and tissue growth as well as the creation of DNA, which carries genetic information. This is why folic acid is particularly critical for women who are pregnant or who are planning to become pregnant.

    Anemia (Low Energy ) Package

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    .       Complete Blood Count (CBC )

    • Hemoglobin (HB)
    • Total WBC Count (TLC)
    • B.C. Count
    • MCV
    • MCH
    • MCHC
    • Neutrophils
    • Lymphocytes
    • Monocytes
    • Eosinophils
    • Basophils
    • Packed Cell Volume (PCV)
    • Platelet count
    • RDW-SD
    • RDW-CV
    • PDW
    • MPV
    • P-LCR
    • PCT
    • Absolute Neutrophils Count ( DLC )
    • Absolute Lymphocytes Count
    • Absolute Monocytes Count
    • Absolute Eosinophils Count
    • Absolute Basophils Count

     

    .       Iron Studies (for Anemia Screening)

    • Serum Iron
    • Total Iron Binding Capcity ( TIBC )
    • Transferrin Saturation
    • Serum Transferrin
    • Unsaturated Iron Binding Capacity ( UIBC )

     

    .       Folic Acid 

    A folic acid test measures the amount of folic acid in the blood. Folic acid is vitamin B-9, which is essential for the production of healthy red blood cells. These cells deliver oxygen to the entire body, so they’re vital for maintaining overall health. Folic acid is also important for the normal development of a fetus. It helps with cell and tissue growth as well as the creation of DNA, which carries genetic information. This is why folic acid is particularly critical for women who are pregnant or who are planning to become pregnant.

     

    Vitamin B12 

    Vitamin B-12 is an important vitamin for many bodily functions, such as brain health, blood cell production, and proper nerve functioning. People who are obese or eat a lot of meat also tend to have higher-than-normal levels. High levels of vitamin B-12 can be a sign of liver disease, certain types of leukemia, or diabetes.

    Vitamin Plus Package

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    Vitamin D 

    Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. It is also produced endogenously when ultraviolet rays from sunlight strike the skin and trigger vitamin D synthesis.

     

    Vitamin B12 

    Vitamin B-12 is an important vitamin for many bodily functions, such as brain health, blood cell production, and proper nerve functioning. People who are obese or eat a lot of meat also tend to have higher-than-normal levels. High levels of vitamin B-12 can be a sign of liver disease, certain types of leukemia, or diabetes.

     

    Ionized Calcium Ca+

    Ionized calcium levels give more information about active, ionized calcium. It may be important to know your ionized calcium levels if you have abnormal levels of proteins, such as albumin, or immunoglobins in your blood. If the balance between bound calcium and free calcium isn’t normal, it’s important to find out why. Free calcium and bound calcium each typically make up half of your body’s total calcium. An imbalance can be a sign of a major health issue.

    Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) Panel

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    FOLLICLE-STIMULATING HORMONE ( FSH )

    Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is an important part of the reproductive system. It’s responsible for the growth of ovarian follicles. Follicles produce estrogen and progesterone in the ovaries and help maintain the menstrual cycles in women. In men, FSH is a part of the development of the gonads as well as sperm production.

     

    LUTEINIZING HORMONE ( LH )

    Luteinizing hormone (LH) is an important hormone both men and women produce. This hormone is known as a gonadotropin, and it affects the sex organs in both men and women. For women, it affects ovaries, and in men, it affects the testes. LH plays a role in puberty, menstruation, and fertility.

     

    PROLACTIN

    Prolactin is produced by the pituitary gland in the brain. It’s also known as PRL or lactogenic hormone. Prolactin is mainly used to help women produce milk after childbirth.

     

    Insulin Fasting

    Your fasting insulin level reflects how healthy your blood glucose levels are over time. Insulin helps sugar move from your blood into your cells, where it can be used or stored. Chronically elevated blood glucose leads to insulin resistance and numerous chronic diseases, including diabetes and heart disease.

     

    Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate

    In women, concentrations of DHEAS are often measured, along with other hormones such as FSH, LH, prolactin, estrogen, and testosterone, to help diagnose polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and to help rule out other causes of infertility, lack of menstrual period (amenorrhea), and presence of excess facial and body hair (hirsutism).

     

    Estradiol test

    An estradiol test is a blood test that measures the amount of estradiol in your blood. It’s also called an E2 test. Estradiol is a form of the hormone estrogen, and it’s also called “17 beta-estradiol.” The ovaries, breasts, and adrenal glands make estradiol

     

    TESTOSTERONE TOTAL & FREE

    1. Testosterone is a sex hormone that plays an important role in the health of both men and women.
    2. Your doctor may order a testosterone level test if they suspect you may have too much or too little testosterone in your body.
    3. A testosterone level test is a simple blood draw that doesn’t require much preparation.

    A testosterone level test measures the amount of testosterone in the blood and is reported as nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL). It’s also known as a serum testosterone test.

    Testosterone is an androgen, or a sex hormone, produced by both males and females. It plays a role in puberty and fertility. It also affects sexual desire

     

    Sugar ( Fasting )

    A blood glucose test measures the amount of a Sugar called glucose in a sample of your blood. Glucose is a major source of energy for most cells of the body, including brain cells.

     

    Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Test ( TSH )

    • The thyroid gland helps regulate many important processes in your body, including metabolism. It’s controlled by the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH).
    • A TSH test measures the amount of TSH in your blood. Your doctor may order the test if you’re showing symptoms of a thyroid disorder.
    • The results of a TSH test can confirm a diagnosis and help your doctor determine an effective treatment plan for a particular condition

     

    Vitamins Basic Package

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    Vitamin D 

    Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. It is also produced endogenously when ultraviolet rays from sunlight strike the skin and trigger vitamin D synthesis.

     

    Vitamin B12 

    Vitamin B-12 is an important vitamin for many bodily functions, such as brain health, blood cell production, and proper nerve functioning. People who are obese or eat a lot of meat also tend to have higher-than-normal levels. High levels of vitamin B-12 can be a sign of liver disease, certain types of leukemia, or diabetes.

    Comprehensive Diabetes Care

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    .       Heart Risk Profile (Lipid)

      • HDL (Good Cholesterol)
      • Non HDL Cholesterol
      • Total Cholesterol
      • LDL (Bad Cholesterol)
      • VLDL Cholesterol
      • Tryglycerides
      • LDL / HDL Cholesterol Ratio
      • HDL / LDL Cholesterol Ratio
      • TC ( Total Cholesterol ) / HDL Cholesterol Ratio

     

    .       Liver Function Test (LFT)

      • Bilirubin-Direct
      • Bilirubin-Indirect
      • Bilirubin-Total
      • Alkaline Phosphatase ( ALP)
      • SGOT (AST)
      • SGPT (ALT)
      • Protein-Total
      • Albumin
      • Globulin
      • Serum Albumin / Globulin Ratio
      • Gamma GT/GGT (Gamma Glutamyl Transferase)

     

    .       Kidney Function Test (Basic)

      • Serum Urea
      • Uric Acid
      • Serum Creatinine
      • Urea / Creatinine Ratio
      • Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN)
      • BUN / Cretinine Ratio

     

    .       Complete Blood Count ( CBC )

      • Hemoglobin (HB)
      • Total WBC Count (TLC)
      • R.B.C. Count
      • MCV
      • MCH
      • MCHC
      • Neutrophils
      • Lymphocytes
      • Monocytes
      • Eosinophils
      • Basophils
      • Packed Cell Volume (PCV)
      • Platelet count
      • RDW-SD
      • RDW-CV
      • PDW
      • MPV
      • P-LCR
      • PCT
      • Differential Leukocyte Count ( DLC )
        • Absolute Neutrophils Count
        • Absolute Lymphocytes Count
        • Absolute Monocytes Count
        • Absolute Eosinophils Count
        • Absolute Basophils Count

     

    .       Complete Urine Routine Analysis (CUE)

      • Specific Gravity
      • Color
      • Apparence
      • Reaction (pH)
      • Proteins
      • Glucose
      • Nitrites
      • Blood
      • Ketones
      • Bilirubin
      • Urobilinogen
      • Leukocutes
      • PUS (WBC) Cells
      • RBC
      • Epithelial Cells
      • Crystals
      • Casts
      • Bacteria
      • Budding Yeast Cells
      • Other Findings

     

    .       Diabetes Monitoring Profile

      • Blood Sugar ( Glucose )
      • Urine Glucose
      • Glycosylated Hemoglobin ( GHb / HBA1C )
      • 3 Months Estimated Average Glucose levels
      • Microalbumin (Urine)

    Comprehensive Arthritis Care

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    Heart Risk Profile (Lipid)

      • HDL (Good Cholesterol)
      • Non HDL Cholesterol
      • Total Cholesterol
      • LDL (Bad Cholesterol)
      • VLDL Cholesterol
      • Tryglycerides
      • LDL / HDL Cholesterol Ratio
      • HDL / LDL Cholesterol Ratio
      • TC ( Total Cholesterol ) / HDL Cholesterol Ratio

     

    .       Liver Function Test (LFT)

      • Bilirubin-Direct
      • Bilirubin-Indirect
      • Bilirubin-Total
      • Alkaline Phosphatase ( ALP)
      • SGOT (AST)
      • SGPT (ALT)
      • Protein-Total
      • Albumin
      • Globulin
      • Serum Albumin / Globulin Ratio
      • Gamma GT/GGT (Gamma Glutamyl Transferase)

     

    .       Kidney Function Test (Basic)

      • Serum Urea
      • Uric Acid
      • Serum Creatinine
      • Urea / Creatinine Ratio
      • Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN)
      • BUN / Cretinine Ratio

     

    .       Complete Blood Count  (CBC)

      • Hemoglobin (HB)
      • Total WBC Count (TLC)
      • R.B.C. Count
      • MCV
      • MCH
      • MCHC
      • Neutrophils
      • Lymphocytes
      • Monocytes
      • Eosinophils
      • Basophils
      • Packed Cell Volume (PCV)
      • Platelet count
      • RDW-SD
      • RDW-CV
      • PDW
      • MPV
      • P-LCR
      • PCT
      • Differential Leukocyte Count ( DLC )
        • Absolute Neutrophils Count
        • Absolute Lymphocytes Count
        • Absolute Monocytes Count
        • Absolute Eosinophils Count
        • Absolute Basophils Count

     

    .       Vitamin D, Calcium & Phosphorus

    Vitamin D is essential for strong bones, because it helps the body use calcium from the diet. Traditionally, vitamin D deficiency has been associated with rickets, a disease in which the bone tissue doesn’t properly mineralize, leading to soft bones and skeletal deformities.

     

    .       Glucose Fasting ( Sugar )

    A blood glucose test measures the amount of a Sugar called glucose in a sample of your blood. Glucose is a major source of energy for most cells of the body, including brain cells.

     

    .       Rheumatoid arthritis

    Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect more than just your joints. In some people, the condition also can damage a wide variety of body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart and blood vessels.

     

    .       C-reactive protein (CRP)

    A high level of CRP in the blood is a marker of any condition that causes inflammation, from an upper respiratory infection to cancer. High CRP levels can indicate that there is inflammation in the arteries of the heart, which can mean a higher risk for heart attack.

     

    Comprehensive Heart Care

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    Heart Risk Profile (Lipid)

      • HDL (Good Cholesterol)
      • Non HDL Cholesterol
      • Total Cholesterol
      • LDL (Bad Cholesterol)
      • VLDL Cholesterol
      • Tryglycerides
      • LDL / HDL Cholesterol Ratio
      • HDL / LDL Cholesterol Ratio
      • TC ( Total Cholesterol ) / HDL Cholesterol Ratio

     

    Electrolytes Panel

      • Sodium
      • Potassium
      • Chloride
      • Ionized Calcium

     

    .       Complete Urine Routine Analysis (CUE)

    • Specific Gravity
    • Color
    • Apparence
    • Reaction (pH)
    • Proteins
    • Glucose
    • Nitrites
    • Blood
    • Ketones
    • Bilirubin
    • Urobilinogen
    • Leukocutes
    • PUS (WBC) Cells
    • RBC
    • Epithelial Cells
    • Crystals
    • Casts
    • Bacteria
    • Budding Yeast Cells
    • Other Findings

     

    .       Homocysteine

    Homocysteine may be ordered as part of a screen for people at high risk for heart attack or stroke. It may be useful in someone who has a family history of coronary artery disease but no other known risk factors, such as smoking, high blood pressure, or obesity

     

    .       Creatine Phospho Kinase  ( CPK ) & CPK-MB

    The creatine phosphokinase test ;measures the amount of creatine phosphokinase (CPK) present in the blood. The test is also known as a creatine kinase test, CPK test, or CK test.

    Creatine phosphokinase is a specific enzyme found primarily in the heart, skeletal muscle, and brain tissues.

    The creatine phosphokinase test is performed to assess damage to tissue in the brain, muscle tissue, or heart. When tissue is damaged, creatine phosphokinase leaks from tissue into the blood.

     

     

    .       High Sensitive CRP  ( HSCRP)

    High-sensitivity CRP is thought by some experts to be a useful test for determining risk of CVD, heart attacks, and strokes and that hs-CRP can play a role in the evaluation process before a person develops one of these health problems. Some say that the best way to predict risk is to combine a good marker for inflammation, like hs-CRP, with the lipid profile. Several groups have recommended that this test be used for people who have a moderate risk of heart attack over the next 10 years.

     

    .      Lipoprotein a (Lp-a)

    Low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad cholesterol,” is typically associated with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Lipoproteins are substances made up of protein and fat. LDLs can be separated by type and they include lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a). Increased amounts of Lp(a) in the body are associated with inflammation in the walls of the arteries. This can lead to changes in the blood vessels, including atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Although LDL in general is affected by both your lifestyle (exercise and diet) and family history, Lp(a) is typically determined by genetics and not lifestyle.

     

    .      Apolipoprotein A-I (apo A-I)

    Apolipoprotein A-I (apo A-I) may be ordered, along with other lipid tests, as part of a profile to help determine a person’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). It may be used as an alternative to a high-density lipoprotein (HDL) test, but it is not generally considered “better” or more informative than HDL and is not ordered routinely.

     

    .      Apolipoprotein B (apo B)

    The apolipoprotein B (apo B) test is used, along with other lipid tests, to help determine an individual’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD).

    This test is not used as a general population screen but may be ordered if a person has a family history of heart disease and/or high cholesterol and triglycerides (hyperlipidemia). It may be performed, along with other tests, to help diagnose the cause of abnormal lipid levels, especially when someone has elevated triglyceride levels.

    Apo B is a protein that is involved in the metabolism of lipids and is the main protein constituent of lipoproteins such as very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL, the “bad cholesterol”). Concentrations of apo B tend to mirror those of LDL-C.