Blood Chemistry Analysis uses the actual Lab Report from your Doctor or hospital lab to reveal information about your general health, help look for certain problems, and find out whether treatment for a specific problem is working.
Your Lab report is analyzed in a special software program that measures the levels of several substances in the blood.
This is completely different than finding out if your test results may be higher or lower than normal.
There are many factors that can contribute to results that do not fall within the normal range.
Looking at the blood from a physiological, rather than a pathological, viewpoint can guide a person to the right diet, supplements and other natural healing tools they need.
Blood work is an incredibly valuable tool for assessing people’s health, but there is a lot more that can be learned from standard lab work.
For example, when understood properly, the blood reflects the quality of one’s nutritional choices, the function of glands and organs, and how they relate to each other, and the body’s response to physical, chemical and even emotional stress.
There are a lot of diet programs and nutritional advice out there, but how can a person know what is going to be best for them? The answers can be found by looking at the blood chemistry, which gives us the information to really understand what is going on in the body and what the body needs to balance itself and create healing.
Fee for Analysis $175.00
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Blood Chemistry Components may include:
The Chemistry and CBC blood test is a comprehensive metabolic evaluation including the following tests:
- Fasting Glucose (blood sugar)
- Uric acid
- BUN (blood urea nitrogen): Measures liver and kidney function
- Creatinine: A test used to measure kidney function
- BUN/Creatinine Ratio: For diagnosis of impaired renal function
- Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)
- Total Protein
- Albumin/Globulin Ratio
- Bilirubin: Evaluates kidney and liver function
- Alkaline Phosphatase: Evaluation of liver and bone diseases
- LDH (lactate dehydrogenase)
- AST (SGOT): Evaluates liver function
- ALT (SGPT): Evaluates liver function
- Iron (serum)
- Lipid Profile: Evaluates the risk for developing atherosclerosis (arterial plaque) and coronary heart disease.
- Total Cholesterol
- HDL Cholesterol
- LDL Cholesterol
- Total Cholesterol/HDL Ratio
- Complete Blood Count:
- Red blood cell count
- Red blood cell indices
- MCV (mean corpuscular volume)
- MCH (mean corpuscular hemoglobin)
- MCHC (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration)
- Red blood cell distribution
- White blood cell count
- Differential count
- Platelet count
Explanations of some of the Conventional Lab results
- Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN)
BUN is a measure of kidney function. A high level may indicate that the kidneys are functioning less than normal.
Normal Values: 8-25mg/100ml (USA)2.9-8.9 mmol/L (International)
- Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
This test measures the amount of carbon dioxide in the blood. Most carbon dioxide is present in the form of bicarbonate, which is regulated by the lungs and kidneys. The test result is an indication of how well the kidneys, and sometimes the lungs, are managing the bicarbonate level in the blood.
Normal Values: 24-30 mEq/L (USA) 24-30 mmol/L (International)
Creatinine is produced by the body during the process of normal muscle breakdown. High levels may indicate kidney impairment, low blood pressure, high blood pressure or another condition. Some medications can also cause a higher than normal level of blood creatinine. Low levels may be caused by late stage muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis and over hydration.
Men: 0.2-0.5 mg/dl (USA) 15-40 umol/L (International)
Women: 0.3-0.9mg/dl (USA) 25-70 umol/L (International)
This test shows the level of glucose in the blood. High levels of glucose can indicate the presence of diabetes or another endocrine disorder. Keep in mind that some medications and the timing of the test in relation to meals can radically alter the results. Do not assume that your results indicate a problem until you have consulted with your physician.
Normal Values: 70-110 mg/ml (USA) 3.9-5.6 mmol/L (International)
- Serum Chloride (Cl)
This test shows the level of chloride in the blood. Chloride binds with electrolytes including potassium and sodium in the blood and plays a role in maintaining the proper pH of the blood. Chloride levels can vary widely if the patient is dehydrated or overly hydrated, if the kidneys are not functioning properly. Heart failure and endocrine problems can also contribute to abnormal chloride results.
Normal Values: 100-106 mEq/L (USA) 100-106 mmol/L (International)
- Serum Potassium (K)
This test shows the level of potassium in the blood. Potassium plays an important role in muscle contractions and cell function. Both high and low levels of potassium can cause problems with the rhythm of the heart so it is important to monitor the level of potassium after surgery. Patients who are taking diuretics regularly may require regular blood tests to monitor potassium levels, as some diuretics cause the kidneys to excrete too much potassium.
Normal Values: 3.5-5 mEq/L (USA) 3.5-5 mmol/L (International)
- Serum Sodium (Na)
This portion of the test shows the amount of sodium present in the blood. The kidneys work to excrete any excess sodium that is ingested in food and beverages. Sodium levels fluctuate with dehydration or over-hydration, the food and beverages consumed, diarrhea, endocrine disorders, water retention (various causes), trauma and bleeding.
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