VitaHealth Analysis Expanded – Female
The expanded women’s lab tests for overall organ and body health. Testing ranges from a Comprehensive Metabolic Panel to a Urinalysis to a complete lipid panel. This package provides an assessment of overall health using tests often ordered at an annual wellness visit. It is also used to evaluate concerns common among women, including:
- Screening for diabetes
- Assessing risk for heart disease
- Assessing testosterone and other hormone levels
- Evaluating thyroid function
- Evaluating cancer markers such as PSA and CEA
- Assessing vitamin levels
Complete blood count (CBC) with Differential
A complete blood count looks at red blood cells and white blood cells. Patients with low hemoglobin or anemia may experience dizziness shortness of breath or fatigue which could be caused by diet age or a medical condition that needs to be evaluated. CBC assesses diseases that affect white blood cells. The white blood cells fight infections in the body; leukopenia means fewer than normal number of white blood cells. The CBC also assesses diseases of the
platelets, these tiny blood cells are important in forming blood clots. When there are not enough platelets, called thrombocytopenia, a person can be at risk for bleeding. In thrombocytosis there are more than the normal amount of platelets and a person can be at risk for blood clots such as deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism.
One of the best ways to measure the circulating fats in your body and determine your risk of heart disease is to get a simple fasting blood test called a lipid profile. Cholesterol and triglycerides don’t freely move throughout the bloodstream but are carried in as cargo in protein and fat combinations called lipoproteins and these come in all different shapes and sizes. A total lipid profile can measure all of the cholesterol throughout all of these lipoproteins.
Research by the Mayo clinic suggests that estrogen plays a key role in lowering blood pressure in younger women and higher in older women. Estrogen affects the lining of blood vessels and contributes to continued health later in life as these blood vessels change.