Standard ChemScreen with CBC (complete blood count)
This testing is typically something that most medical doctors can do under the system. It tests for Liver and Kidney Function, (more really damage), Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and a quick screen for Thyroid disease (again this is more disease not the health of function of the thyroid, so more testing including FreeT3, Free T4 and rT3 is needed.)
- Albumin - Produced in the liver and transports fatty acids. It maintains an optimum water balance between tissue.
- Alkaline Phosphatase - This enzyme exists in all body tissues. The greatest amounts exist in bone, liver and intestines, elevation signal damage to one of these areas.
- ALT - Another enzyme, found primarily in the liver and in lesser amounts in heart, muscle and kidney.
- AST - This enzyme is found primarily in heart, liver and muscles. An elevated finding is indicative of a destructive process.
- Bilirubin - A naturally occurring pigment that occurs from the breakdown of old red blood cells in the spleen.
- Blood Urea Nitrogen - Is an indicator of kidney function.
- BUN/Creatinine - Is an indication of physiologic anabolism (build-up) to catabolism (break-down) in the body.
- Chloride - An electrolyte that influences fluid balances between cells and tissues. Aids in pH balance.
- Cholesterol - Cholesterol is produced in stored primarily in the liver. It is used to make hormones, enzymes and antibodies.
- Cholesterol/HDL Ratio - provides an assessment of arteriosclerotic disease risk.
- Creatinine - Considered an excellent glomerular filtration indicator. It is a by-product of muscle metabolism.
- Ferritin - Generally regarded as the most reliable indicator of iron storage.
- GGT - Another enzyme primarily in the liver. An elevated finding is indicative of liver disease.
- Globulin - This vitally important protein is composed of over 60 separate proteins and is important in healthy immune system function.
- Glucose - It is the primary source of energy for the body and reflects carbohydrate metabolism.
- HDL cholesterol - The “good” cholesterol and its structure acts as a scavenger offering protection from heart disease. 80% protein and 20% fat.
- Iron - The most prevalent heavy metal in the body. It is vital for hemoglobin synthesis and red blood cell production.
- LDH - An enzyme found in muscle, kidney, heart, liver, RBC’s, brain and lungs. It is indicative of cell destruction.
- LDL cholesterol - Often times called “bad” cholesterol in conventional medicine. It is 40% fat, 40% sugar and 10% protein. Necessary for hormones.
- Magnesium - Important in calcium absorption and metabolism. It is required for carbohydrate metabolism, muscle contraction and clotting.
- Protein - Generally equal to albumin + globulin, it is influenced by the blood calcium level.
- Phosphorus - Found primarily in the bone it is important in calcium metabolism and therefore influences both nerve and muscle physiology.
- Potassium - An electrolyte that functions primarily within the cells. Like sodium it is important in maintaining proper fluid balance.
- Sodium - An electrolyte indicative of kidney function and influences fluid balance affecting primarily the heart, kidneys and adrenals.
- Triglycerides - Dietary blood lipid that is 50% fat and 50% sugar. Makes up 95% of the fatty acids in the body and are stored mainly in the liver.
- Uric Acid - elevated levels relate to gout, and also related to high levels of fructose.
Thyroid (gland of metabolism, if it slows down you slow down)
- T3 -Thyronine is the active form of the thyroid hormone
- T4 - Thyroxine is made from iodine and an amino acid tyrosine, it is the storage form of thyroid hormone and must be converted to T3 to be used.
- TSH - Thyroid Stimulating Hormone is secreted by the pituitary and tells the thyroid to make the thyroid hormones.
CBC – Complete Blood Count
- Basophils - These white blood cells are elevated with toxic allergic reactions.
- Eosinophils - These white blood cells are elevated in IgE mediated allergies, the presence of parasites, and food sensitivities.
- Hematocrit - Indicates the maturity and size of the red blood cells.
- Hemoglobin - Indicates the amount of intracellular (inside) iron.
- RBC - Indicates the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood.
- RDW - Red Blood Cell Distribution Width – identifies the variation in red blood cell size. The greater the number the greater the variation.
- WBC - The total number of white blood cells in the blood stream. It indicates the body’s ability to rise to an immune challenge.
Other possible Testing
- CRP- high sensitivity - Also known as C-Reactive Protein. It is an indication of cardiovascular inflammation in the body and possible infection.
- Hemoglobin A1c - Reflects the average blood sugar level over the past 60 to 90 days.
- Homocysteine - an indication of B vitamin metabolism and cardiovascular risk. Women on birth control need this test.
- Leptin - a protein made by fat cells that act in the brain to curb appetite. Also a marker for inflammation.
- Urinalysis - Looks at a variety of functions of the kidneys.
- Vitamin D - According to the current medical literature, is important for anything from depression, hormone status, inflammation, and bone health.