|The Comprehensive Wellness Profile ™ blood test consists of the following panels:
- Complete Blood Count(CBC): WBC, RBC, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, Lymphocytes, Monocytes, MCH,MCHC, MCV,Neutrophils, Platelets, RDW
- Thyroid Profile: TSH, T-4(Thyroxine), T-3 Uptake, FTI
- Lipid Profile: Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL, LDL, Cholesterol/HDL Ratio
- Liver Profile: ALT/SGPT,AST/SGOT, GGT/GGTP, Albumin, Protein, Globulin, A/G Ratio, Alk Phos,Bilirubin, LDH
- Kidney Profile: BUN, Creatinine, Uric Acid
- Bone & Minerals: Iron, Calcium, Phosphorus
- Fluid & Electrolytes: Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Carbon Dioxide
- Diabetes: Glucose
|Complete Blood Count (CBC):
- WBC – White blood cells arethe body’s primary defense against disease. White blood cells help fight infection.
- RBC – Red blood cells areresponsible for carrying oxygen and carbon dioxide to all cells. Iron deficiency will lowerRBC.
- Hemoglobin – A chemical compound inside red cells that transports oxygen through the blood stream to all cells ofthe body. Oxygen is needed for healthy organs. Hemoglobin gives the red colorto blood.
- Hematocrit – Hematocrit measures the amount of space red blood cells take up inthe blood. It is reported as apercentage.
- Lymphocytes – The results of this and basophils, eosinophils, monocytes and neutrophils deal with white blood cell function. Important to the body’s defense against infection. Alsoimportant in the assessment of nutritional status.
- Monocytes – The results of this and basophils,eosinophils, lymphocytes, and neutrophils deal with white blood cellfunction. Important to the body’s defense against infection. Also important inthe assessment of nutritional status.
- MCH Mean- corpuscular hemoglobin is one way to measure the averagehemoglobin concentration within red blood cells, whichvaries from normal with different diseases.
- MCHC Mean- corpuscularhemoglobin concentration.
- MCV Mean-corpuscularvolume measures red blood cell volume. Monocytes Important in the assessment ofnutritional status.
- Neutrophils – The results of this and basophils, eosinophils, lymphocytes, and monocytes deal with white blood cellfunction.Important to thebody’s defense against infection. Also important in the assessment ofnutritional status.
- Platelets -Blood cellparticles involved with the forming of blood clots.
- RDW – Red cell distributionwidth (RDW) is a calculation of the variation in the size of your RBCs. In some anemias,such as pernicious anemia, the amount of variation (anisocytosis) in RBC size(along with variation in shape – poikilocytosis) causes an increase inthe RDW.esterol, heart disease, blood tests, cholesterol, heart disease
- Total T-4 (Thyroxine): Inactive Thyroid hormone produced in thyroid gland
- T-3 uptake: Inactive thyroid hormone produced in thethyroid gland and converted to actuve T-3 in lung, liver, andintestines.
- Free-Thyroxine Index (FTI) T-7
- TSH:Thyroid stimulatingHormone produced by hypothalamus to control thyroid hormone production.
- Cholesterol, Total – A sterol in the blood. Knowing your cholesterolmay be as important as knowing your blood pressure.Elevated cholesterol is associated with an increasing risk of coronary heart disease.
- HDL -CholesterolHigh-density lipoproteins are believed to take cholesterol away from cells and transport it back tothe liver for processing or removal. They have become known as the”good” cholesterol as persons with high levels of HDL may have less heartdisease. Low HDL could be the result of smoking and lack of exercise. LDL -Cholesterol Low-density lipoproteins contain the greatest percentage ofcholesterol and may be responsible for depositing cholesterol on the arterywalls. For that reason, they could be known as the “bad” cholesterol.
- Cholesterol/HDL Ratio – Calculated by dividing the total cholesterol by the HDL cholesterol. Ratio used byphysicians indetermining yourrelative risk for developing cardiovascular heart disease.
- Triglycerides – Triglycerides is a fat in the blood responsible for providing energy to the cells of thebody. Triglycerides should be less than 400 mg/dl even in a non-fastingstate.
- Alanineaminotransferase(ALT or SGPT) – an enzyme found primarily in the liver. Abnormalities may represent liverdisease.
- Albumin -serum one of themajor proteins in the blood and a reflection of the general state of nutrition.
- Albumin/Globulin ratio -Calculated by dividing the albumin by the globulin.
- Alkalinephosphatase – Abody protein important in diagnosing proper bone and liver functions.
- Aspartateaminotransferase(AST or SGOT) – an enzyme found in skeletal and heart muscle, liver and other organs.Abnormalities may represent liver disease.
- Bilirubin,Total – Achemical involved with liver functions. High concentrations may result in jaundice.
- Globulin, Total – A major group of proteins in the blood comprising the infection fighting antibodies.
- Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) – An enzyme found mostly in the heart, muscles,liver, kidney, brain, and red blood cells. When an organ of the body is damaged, LDH is released in greater quantityinto the blood stream.
- Protein, Total – Together with albumin, it is a measureof the state of nutrition in the body.
- GGT – GGT Also known as: Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase, GGTP Formal name: Gamma-glutamyl transferase helps todetect liver and bile duct injury. Somedoctors use it in all people they suspect of having liver disease, othersuse it only to help explain the cause of other changes or if they suspectalcohol abuse
- Urea Nitrogen (BUN) – A by-product ofprotein metabolism eliminated through the kidneys.BUN is an indicator of kidney function.
- Creatinine, Serum – An indicator ofkidney function.
- Uric acid – Another by-product ofprotein metabolism eliminated through the kidneys. Uric acid is an indicator of kidney function.
- Bun/Creatinine – Ratio Calculated by dividing the BUN by the Creatinine.
|Bone & Minerals:
- Iron, Total – Anabnormallylow test result may indicate iron deficiency anemia.
- Calcium – Amineralessential for development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth. It is importantalso for the normal function of muscles, nerves and blood clotting.
- Phosphorus -Together withcalcium, it is essential for healthy development of bones and teeth. Associated withhormone imbalance, bone disease and kidney disease. It is found mainly inbones and teeth. NOTE: a temporary drop in phosphorus level can be seenafter a meal.
|Fluids & Electrolytes:
- Chloride, Serum -Similarto sodium, it helps to maintain the body’s electrolyte balance.
- Potassium – Helps tocontrol thenerves and muscles.
- Sodium, Serum – One of the majorsalts in the body fluid; sodium is important in the body’s water balanceand the electrical activity of nerves and muscles.
- Carbon Dioxide -orderedas part of an electrolyte panel. The electrolyte panel is used to detect, evaluate, and monitorelectrolyte imbalances.
- Glucose – Bloodsugarlevel, the most direct single test to uncover diabetes, may be used not only to identifydiabetes, but also to evaluate how one controls the disease.