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Introduction to Diabetes Detection & Management Lab Tests

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a set of related diseases in which the body does not produce enough, or properly respond to, insulin, a hormone produced in the pancreas. This causes glucose (sugar) to accumulate in the blood, often leading to various complications such as blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, and painful peripheral nerve damage to name a few. Healthy life style choices and timely monitoring for diabetes may help minimize these concerns. My Labs For Life encourages you to take a proactive stance with regards to your health. Order tests today! After all, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, either way you are right” Henry Ford. Order online these diabetes detection blood tests.

What Are Diabetes Detection & Management Lab Tests?

Why Perform Diabetes Detection & Monitoring Lab Tests?

When reviewing information about diabetes and challenges related to healthy blood sugar levels on MyLabsForLife, we not only include the basic labs tested used to screen and monitor blood sugar levels, you will find information about other potential influences that may influence blood sugar levels, such as hormones, heavy metals and other toxins. 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.
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 Diabetes Detection & Management Lab bloodTests

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.

Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) - This blood test is used to measure Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) levels. ACTH levels are measured to help identify and monitor health conditions related to excessive or deficient cortisol in the body. Test Code: 004400 Purchase or learn more here.

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.

Arsenic (Blood) - This blood test is used to measure Arsenic levels. Arsenic toxicity affects the blood, kidneys, skin, digestive tract and central nervous system. Test code: 007245. Purchase or learn more.

Arsenic (Urine) - This 24-hour urine test is used to measure Arsenic levels. Arsenic toxicity affects the blood, kidneys, skin, digestive tract and central nervous system. Test code: 007039. 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.

Candida Antibodies (Qualitative) - This blood test is used to detect systemic Candidiasis. Candida albicans is a common strain of yeast that normally occurs in the mouth, vagina, or gastrointestinal tract. Test Code: 096719 Purchase or learn more here.

Candida Antigen / Antibody Profile - This blood test is used to detect antigens and antibodies (IgG, IgM, IgA) to Candida Albicans. Candida causes infections such as thrush, and is frequently an issue for people who have difficulty controlling their blood sugar (diabetes) and may be life threatening to those who have weakened immune systems. Test Code: 163178 Purchase or learn more here.

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.

Cortisol (AM) - This blood test is used to evaluate cortisol levels upon waking. Cortisol is a very potent glucocorticoid hormone that is released from the adrenal cortex. Cortisol levels are tested to see how you are handling stress. Test Code: 104018 Purchase or learn more.

Cortisol (AM & PM) - This blood test is used to evaluate cortisol levels upon waking and approximately 6-8 hours later. Elevated levels of cortisol have a profound effect on an individuals energy levels; disease resistance and general sense of well-being. Test Code: 104000 Purchase or learn more.

C-Peptide - This fasting blood test is used to measure C-Peptide levels. C-peptide is a protein that is produced in the body along with insulin because it is generally found in amounts equal to insulin. Test Code: 010108 Purchase or learn more.

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA-s) - This blood test measures Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) levels. DHEA is a precursor hormone to cortisol, testosterone and estrogen and is the most plentiful steroid hormone in the body. Test Code: 004020 Purchase or learn more here.

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

Heavy Metals Panel - Lead, mercury, cadmium, aluminum and arsenic are the most common examples of toxic metal exposure. Research has demonstrated that Alzheimer's patients consistently have elevated levels of copper in the brain. Test code: 371061. Purchase or learn more.

Hemoglobin (Hbg) A1c - A Hemoglobin A1c is a blood test that measures the average amount of glucose that has chemically attached to red blood cells over the past 6-8 weeks. Test Code: 001453 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.

Insulin (Fasting) - This fasting blood test is used to determine circulating levels of naturally produced Insulin. Insulin is a natural peptide hormone made by the pancreas that controls the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Test code: 004333  Purchase or Learn More Here.

Insulin Growth Factor (IGF-1) - This blood test is used measure Insulin Growth Factor (IGF-1) levels. IGF-1 is a prime mediator of growth hormone (GH). Test Code: 010363 Purchase or Learn More Here.

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.

Microalbumin (24-Hour) - A 24-hour test looks for albumin in urine, an early indicator of kidney failure. Early detection is critical in order to implement interventions that may preserve kidney function. Test code: 140050. Purchase or learn more.

Microalbumin (Random) - Using a random sample, this test looks for albumin in urine, an early indicator of kidney failure. Early detection is critical in order to implement interventions that may preserve kidney function. Microalbuminuria is most often caused by kidney damage from diabetes. Test code: 140258. Purchase or learn more. 

Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Chlorinated Pesticide Exposure Profile - This blood test is also known as Organochlorine Pesticides and PCB/Pesticide Exposure Profile and is used to monitor exposure to PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) and chlorinated pesticides. Test Code: 084624 Purchase or learn more here.

Reverse Triiodothyronine (rT3) - This blood test measures levels of Reverse T3 (rT3). A Reverse Triiodothyronine (rT3) is a thyroid hormone that disrupts the activity of the active the form of thyroid hormone, triiodothyronine (T3). Test Code: 002212 Purchase or learn more here.

Selenium (Blood) - This blood test measures selenium levels. Selenium protects genes from inflammatory disease processes such as dementia, stroke, heart disease, diabetes and asthma.Test Code: 081034 Purchase or learn more here.

Selenium (Urine) - This 24-hour urine test measures selenium levels. Selenium is widely recognized as a key nutrient in cancer prevention and is a crucial cofactor for the conversion of T4 to T3 in healthy thyroid function. Test Code: 071613 Purchase or learn more here.

Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin (SHBG) - This blood test measures Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin levels. Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin is also known as SHGB and Testosterone-binding Globulin (TeBG).Test Code: 082016 Purchase or learn more here.

T-3 Uptake - This blood test measures T-3 Uptake levels. The results of a T-3 uptake are used as an indirect measure of bioavailable binding sites for the thyroid stimulatory hormones from the brain. T-3 uptake is not a measurement of T3 and should never be used alone. Test code: 001156 Purchase or learn more.

Thyroglobulin, Quantitative - This blood test is used to measure thyroglobulin levels. Thyroglobulin is a protein that helps synthesize the production of thyroid hormones. Thyroglobulin may be used to help establish the cause of hyperthyroidism or to monitor the effectiveness of treatment for certain thyroid disorders. Test code: 042846 Purchase or learn more.

Thyroid Antibodies: Combined Ab & TPO - This blood test is a combination test used to evaluate both, Thyroid Autoantibodies (TAA) and Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (TPO ab). Test Code: 006684 Purchase or learn more here.

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.

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) - This blood test measures Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) or thyrotropin levels. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) is the most common and sensitive marker of thyroid function. Test Code: 004259 Purchase or learn more here.

Thyroxine (T4) - This blood test measures Thyroxine (T4) levels. Thyroxine (T4) is the major hormone produced and secreted by the thyroid gland. Test Code: 001149 Purchase or learn more here.

Thyroxine (T4) Free, Direct (FT4) - This test measures Thyroxine T4 (Free). Thyroxine (T4) Free measures the free or unbound (bioavailable) thyroxine levels in the bloodstream. Test Code: 001974 Purchase or learn more here.

Thyroxine Binding Globulin (TBG) - This blood test measures Thyroxine Binding Globulins (TBG) levels. Thyroxine Binding Globulins (TBG) are proteins used to transport thyroid hormones in the bloodstream. Test Code: 001735 Purchase or learn more here.

Triiodothyronine (T3) - This blood test measures Triiodothyronine (T3) levels. Triiodothyronine is the most active form of the thyroid hormone and is primarily produced from the conversion of thyroxine in the peripheral tissue. Test Code: 002188 Purchase or learn more here.

Triiodothyronine Free (FT3) - Triiodothyronine Free (FT3) is a blood test that measures the free or unbound (bioavailable) Free T3 hormone available to receptor sites. Free T3 is the most active form of the thyroid hormone and is primarily produced from the conversion of thyroxine in the peripheral tissue. Test Code: 010389 Purchase or learn more here.

Uric Acid - Uric acid is produced as an end product of purine, nucleic acid and nucleoprotein metabolism. Elevated uric acid levels may cause gout and kidney stones if the uric acid cannot be eliminated efficiently. A decreased level of uric acid is associated with a B12 deficiency and a copper deficiency. Test code: 001057. Purchase or learn more.

Urinalysis-Complete with Microscopic Examination - A urinalysis is done to detect abnormalities in the urine and to look for and manage kidney disease, urinary tract infections (common cause of mental changes, especially in the elderly). Test code: 003772. Purchase or learn more.

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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