This comprehensive panel includes four lab tests to assess your overall health and blood sugar levels. It can provide important information as to whether you may be prediabetic or have diabetes. And, can also be very useful in monitoring how well your treatment program is going.
Why this test is important?
Millions of Americans have diabetes and millions more are either undiagnosed or have prediabetes. Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder that can have a significant impact on one’s health, quality of life, and life expectancy. Early detection and monitoring are an important part of helping to prevent the advancement of this disease and complications.
You should strongly consider testing if:
- You have a family history of type 2 diabetes
- You have any of the following symptoms:
- Frequent urination
- Feeling very thirsty
- Feeling very hungry, even though you are eating
- Extreme fatigue
- Blurry vision
- Cuts or bruises that are slow to heal
- Tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands or feet
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.
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 Hemoglobin A1C test provides a measurement of a person’s average blood glucose levels over the past 2-3 months by determining the percentage of their hemoglobin which is glycated. This test includes a calculation for estimated average glucose (eAG). EAG is a measurement which indicates a person’s average daily blood sugar level.
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.