**Note: All laboratory testing requires an authorizing physician. DHA Laboratory offers a patient direct program that partners you with an authorizing physician. If you have any additional questions regarding the availability of testing, please contact our laboratory by telephone or email.**
A comprehensive metabolic panel is a blood test that measures your sugar (glucose) level, electrolyte and fluid balance, kidney function, and liver function. This panel includes alt/sgpt, alkaline phosphatase, ast/sgot, bilrubin total, bun, calcium, carbon dioxide total, chloride, creatinine, globulin, glucose, potassium, protein total, sodium. AG ratio, bun/creatinine ratio.
Lipid Panel with LDL: HDL Ratio is used to evaluate a person’s cholesterol levels. This test includes HDL-C, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; LDL-C, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; and, VLDL-C, very low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. The ratio can help a person further evaluate their risk for heart disease. Typically, a higher ratio indicates a lower risk. This test requires fasting 12-14 hours prior to blood collection.
Glucose, Serum test for both high blood glucose(hyperglycemia) and low blood glucose (hypoglycemia), help diagnose diabetes, and to monitor glucose levels in persons with diabetes.
A Uric Acid test is done to determine the levels of uric acid in the body. High uric acid level is known as hyperuricemia and such condition could predispose to many health diseases. A uric acid test is usually done when patients are suspected with high uric acid levels..
C-reactive protein (CRP) is a substance made by the liver and secreted into the bloodstream within a few hours after the start of an infection or inflammation.
A rheumatoid factor (RF) blood test measures the amount of the RF antibody present in the blood. The test for RF may be ordered when a person has joint pain, swelling, weakness, nodules under the skin or when rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is suspected.
A Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR or sed rate) test is used to help diagnose conditions associated with acute and chronic inflammation, such as infections, cancers, and autoimmune diseases.
The ANA (AntiNuclear Antibodies) with Reflex blood test measures the levels of specific antibodies in the blood. Test is used as a primary test to help evaluate a person for autoimmune disorders that affect many tissues and organs throughout the body (systemic) and is most often used as one of the tests to help diagnose systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).