**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 complete blood count (CBC) gives important information about the kinds and numbers of cells in the blood, especially red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. This panel of tests looks for many illnesses, including anemia, infections, and leukemia, in your blood.
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.
Iron is an important mineral that your body needs to stay healthy. Your body uses iron to make hemoglobin, the protein in your red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout your body. The total iron-binding capacity (TIBC) test looks at how well the iron moves through your body.
Ferritin is a protein found inside cells that stores iron so your body can use it later. A ferritin test indirectly measures the amount of iron in your blood.
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 vitamin B12 & folate are ordered to help diagnose the cause of macrocytic anemia. Vitamin B12 is necessary for the formation of normal red blood cells, nerve function, and tissue and cellular repair.
The Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy test measures the level of vitamin D in the blood to gain an overall perspective of a patient´s health and dietary insufficiencies.
Magnesium is a mineral that is important for strong bones and muscles, heart health, energy production, and nerve function. This test is used to measure the level of magnesium in the blood and to help determine the cause of abnormal calcium and/or potassium levels. Magnesium deficiency can be associated with malnutrition, malabsorption, chronic diarrhea, and alcoholism. Lack of magnesium may lead to irritability, muscle weakness, and irregular heartbeat.
Creatine Kinase is an enzyme found in the heart, muscle, brain and other tissue, which is released into the bloodstream when a muscle is damaged. This test is used to detect, evaluate, and monitor muscle damage, including damage to the heart.
Testosterone is a steroid hormone (androgen) produced by special endocrine tissue in the male testicles. It is also produced by the adrenal glands in both males and females and, in small amounts, by the ovaries in females. This test measures the level of testosterone in the blood and includes both Free Direct and Total Testosterone results.