Athletic Performance Panel
The Athletic Performance Panel provides you with key information necessary for you to monitor or enhance your athletic or personal performance. It includes a comprehensive blood work up, in addition to vitamin, mineral, hormone, and inflammatory markers. This panel allows you to stay on top of your game by monitoring your athletic fitness on a more sophisticated level.
Why this test is important:
If you are trying to lose weight, improve your fitness performance, or just want be more proactive with your health, this panel will provide you with some very important insights. Deficiencies in B vitamins, vitamin D, magnesium, iron, or low testosterone levels can negatively impact training and recovery. In addition, knowing your creatine kinase level lets you know if you are over working your muscles and causing inflammation.
Who should be tested:
Athletes who want to improve or monitor their performance ability
- Iron & TIBC
- Vitamin B12 & Folate
- Vitamin D
- Magnesium, RBC
- Creatine Kinase Total
- Testosterone F&T
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 & TIBC
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.
Vitamin B12 & Folate
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 Total
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.
This test requires blood work. You’ll receive an email within 24-48 hours with a lab requisition form and necessary instructions. Take this to a local LabCorp Patient Service Center to have your blood drawn.
All tests are authorized and reviewed by a physician from our partner laboratory.
Your results will be emailed to you 3-5 business days from receipt. You will also receive a brief analysis of your test results with general recommendations from a Village Green licensed nutritionist.
Email a Village Green nutritionist or call 800-869-9159.
*Blood testing services are available only in the continental United States and Anchorage, AK. Not available in New York or New Jersey.