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Introduction to Cholesterol & Lipids Lab Tests

Contrary to cholesterol's negative reputation, our bodies cannot function without it. Cholesterol is needed to produce Vitamin D, steroid hormones and bile acids. Cholesterol is needed to produce health and functioning brain cells. Low levels of cholesterol have been linked to depression, aggression and global amnesia because nerve conduction and transmission is affected. Cholesterol is needed to support memory function. Cholesterol supports the immune system by working to neutralize toxins that are produced when bacteria invade the blood stream from the gut. Cholesterol helps fight infections. Problems with cholesterol begin when the body is unable to process cholesterol properly and the body's antioxidants are unable to guard the body against the oxidation of cholesterol. When oxidized cholesterol is left unchecked by the body's immune system, disease processes such as atherosclerosis can wreak havoc on our vessel walls.Healthy life style choices and timely monitoring cholesterol levels may help maintain balanced cholesterol levels. My Labs For Life encourages you to take a proactive stance with regards to your health. Find our what your levels are - order cholesterol and lipids blood tests today

What Are Cholesterol & Lipids Lab Tests?

A cholesterol health check also gives a summary of the total cholesterol, which is a sum of the LDL, HDL, and VLDL cholesterol values. Cholesterol levels that are out of balance may be a threat to overall health and wellbeing. Unbalanced cholesterol levels my be an indication of hypothyroidism, diabetes, nephrotic syndrome and a diet high in fat. When reviewing information about cholesterol on MyLabsForLife, we not only include the basic labs tested used to screen and monitor cholesterol levels, you will find information about other potential influences that may influence cholesterol levels, such as heavy metals and other toxins.

Why Perform Cholesterol & Lipids Lab Tests?

An inflammatory response is our body's first line of defense against offenders such as infection and injury. If inflammation becomes a chronic problem, inflammation can be directly impact overall health and wellness. Inflammation may or may not be obvious. Knowing your cholesterol levels is a good way to evaluate and monitor an inflammatory process that may be curtailed by healthy lifestyle changes. MyLabsForLife.com offers lab testing and health and wellness education using functional medicine perspective. A Functional Medicine approach evaluates the body as a whole, with a unique perspective focused on the relationship of one body system to another as well as potential nutrient imbalances and toxic overload that may compromise these relationships.
MyLabsForLife.com offers the opportunity to identify red flags such as elevated blood cholesterol levels and inflammatory markers that may compromise health and wellness. Lab panels have been strategically constructed in order to evaluate nutritional, biochemical, or physiological imbalance and to help promote health and wellness. The health professionals at MyLabsForLife.com keep up to date with the latest research and the evidence speaks for itself.

List of Cholesterol & Lipids Lab Tests

ABO Grouping (Blood Typing) - ABO Grouping is the classification system used to determine blood types. This system is used because antibodies needed for testing are consistent and naturally present in the serum of those blood types. Test code: 006056. Purchase or learn more.

APO I + B Ratio - APO-I is a major component of the high-density lipoprotein complex frequently referred to as the good cholesterol, which helps to clear cholesterol from arteries. Test code: 216010. Purchase or learn more.

Basic Food Sensitivity and Allergy (IgG) Panel - Certain proteins in foods may cause an immune response, commonly known as an allergy or intolerance. This test is used to detect allergen specific IgG antibodies to 8 common foods known to instigate an immune response: Wheat, Gluten, Milk (Cow), Eggs (Whole), Soy, Almond, Peanut and Corn. Test code: 601488 Purchase or learn more.

Basic Health & Wellness Screening Panel - Here is our basic health and wellness screen. This screen includes a CBC, CMP, Lipids (cholesterol), THS (thyroid stimulating hormone), C-reactive, a urinalysis and Vitamin D. Test code: 371170. Purchase or learn more.

C- Reactive Protein (High Sensitivity- Cardiac) CRP-c - C-Reactive Protein is a type of protein produced by the liver that present during episodes of acute as well as chronic inflammatory processes such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, elevated blood sugar imbalances and cancer. Test code: 120766. Purchase or learn more.

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) - Coenzyme Q10 is also known as Ubiquinone. This blood test is used to measure blood levels of CoQ10. CoQ10 is critical for the basic functioning in all cells and specifically to cardiac tissue due to the high-energy demands of cardiac cells. Test Code: 120251 Purchase or Learn More Here.

Complete Metabolic Panel 14 (CMP 14) - A Complete Metabolic Panel (CMP), also known as a Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP). Like the CBC, a CMP is one of the most common tests used to assess and monitor overall health status. Test code: 322000. Purchase or learn more.

Expanded Health and Wellness Screening Panel - This is our most popular health and wellness-screening panel. Test code: 371158. Purchase or learn more.

Fibrinogen Activity Test - Fibrinogen is a clot-regulating protein and biological indicator of the stickiness and thickness of blood. A fibrinogen activity test is a blood test used to detect a possible bleeding disorder, abnormal clotting activity or thrombotic episodes. Test code: 001610 Purchase or learn more.

Folate (Folic Acid) Vitamin B9 - This blood test measures folate levels within blood. Folic acid is needed for the synthesis of DNA in rapidly dividing cells. Test code: 002014. Purchase or learn more.

Folate, RBC - This blood test measures folate levels within the red blood cells. Folic acid is needed for the synthesis of DNA in rapidly dividing cells. Test code: 266015. Purchase or learn more.

Glutathione - This blood test measures Glutathione levels. Glutathione is the most abundant and important intracellular antioxidant (prevents oxidative damage). Test Code: 823542 Purchase or learn more.

Growth Hormone (GH) - This fasting blood test measures Growth Hormone (GH) levels. Growth Hormone (GH) is a hormone that regenerates growth in cell and tissues and helps to regulate bone density, muscle mass and lipid metabolism. Test Code: 004275 Purchase or learn more here.

Homocysteine - Homocysteine a marker used to measure inflammation. Elevated homocysteine levels are associated with Alzheimer's disease and chronic illness. Test code: 706994. Purchase or learn more.

Lactic Acid Dehydrogenase (LDH) - Lactic Acid Dehydrogenase (LDH) is an enzyme that is present in most tissues in the body. Elevated levels of LDH are associated with cardiovascular disease, anemia, tissue destruction, viral infections and Vitamin B12 deficiency. Test code: 001115. Purchase or learn more.

Leptin - This blood test is used to measure leptin levels. Leptin was originally thought to be a signal to lose weight, but it may instead be a signal to the hypothalamus (part of the brain affected by Alzheimer's disease) to suppress the appetite. Test Code: 146712 Purchase or learn more here.

Lipids - This fasting blood test measures lipid (or blood fats) levels. Contrary to cholesterol's negative reputation, our bodies cannot function without it. Test Code: 303756 Purchase or learn more here.

Magnesium RBC (Red Blood Cell) - RBC Magnesium is the most precise blood test measuring intracellular magnesium levels. Magnesium is a critical mineral to overall health and well-being. Test Code: 080283 Purchase or learn more here.

Methylmalonic Acid (MMA) - Methylmalonic acid is an important component to evaluate when diagnosing vitamin B12 deficiency anemia. Methylmalonic acid levels may be elevated in those who suffer from kidney disease. Test code: 706961. Purchase or learn more.

Thyroid Basic Panel - The Thyroid Basic Panel includes a TSH, T4, FT3 and a FT4. This group of individual tests was strategically constructed in order to review a broader perspective of thyroid function. Test Code: 387621 Purchase or learn more here.

Vitamin A - E - Beta Profile - Vitamin A and E are both powerful antioxidants. Research continues to support the importance of adequate levels of antioxidants needed for healthy brain function. Test code: 144014. Purchase or learn more.

Vitamin A & Carotene - This fasting blood test is used to evaluate Vitamin A & Carotene levels. Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin also known as retinol. Vitamin A supports vision, skin growth and repair and bone growth. It also provides protection from diseases such as cancer, macular degeneration, atherosclerosis and Alzheimer's disease. Test code: 001750. Purchase or learn more.

Vitamin A & E (Tocopherol) - Vitamin A & E are both fat-soluble vitamins. Vitamin A is also known as retinol. Vitamin A supports vision, skin growth and repair, as well as bone growth. It also provides protection from diseases such as cancer, atherosclerosis and macular degeneration. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that deactivates free radicals and is needed for circulation, tissue repair and healing. Test code: 144006. Purchase or learn more.

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) - Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) levels. Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) is involved in many body functions including the nervous system, muscle function, metabolism and digestion. Because Test code: 121186. Purchase or learn more.

Vitamin B12 - Vitamin B12 is necessary for red blood cell production and neural function. A Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause anemia, neurologic disorders and an elevation in the inflammatory marker homocysteine, which has been implicated in Alzheimer's disease. Test code: 001503. Purchase or learn more.

Vitamin B12 & Folate - This blood test measures both Vitamin B12 and Folate levels. All of the water-soluble B vitamins work as a team to help promote healthy nerves, skin, eyes, hair, liver, muscle tone and cardiovascular function. Adequate levels help to protect from the mental strain caused by depression and anxiety. Test code: 000810. Purchase or learn more.

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) - This blood test measures Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) levels. Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) is a water-soluble vitamin, which plays a crucial role is in the production of energy by supporting mitochondria, as well as the oxidation-reduction process needed for metabolism. Test code: 123220. Purchase or learn more.

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) - This blood test measures Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) levels. Vitamin B6 is needed to make red blood cells and maintain a healthy immune and nervous system. Test code: 004655. Purchase or learn more. Test code: 004655. Purchase or learn more.

Vitamin C - This blood test measures Vitamin C levels. Vitamin C is a powerful water-soluble antioxidant that boosts the immune system by offering protection to proteins, carbohydrates, and helps shield DNA from free radical damage. Test Code: 001479  Purchase or more or learn more here

Vitamin D 25-Hydroxy - This blood test measures Vitamin D 25 (OH) levels. Vitamin D is needed for strong bones and teeth, Vitamin D helps your body absorb the amount of calcium and phosphorus it needs. It also has other roles in the body, including modulation of cell growth, neuromuscular and immune function, and reduction of inflammation. Test Code: 081950 Purchase or learn more here

Vitamin K1 - This blood test measures Vitamin K1 levels. Vitamin K1 is also known as phylloquinone or phytomenadione. Vitamin K1 is necessary for the production of circulating coagulation factors. Test code: 121200. Purchase or learn more.

Zinc - This blood test measures Zinc levels. Zinc is a crucial trace element required for the growth and healthy development of all living organisms. Zinc deficiency can lead to immune system dysfunction and impairments in growth, cognitive dysfunction, poor carbohydrate metabolism and hormonal function. Test Code: 001800 Purchase or learn more here

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