Womens Wellness Panel
Women's Wellness Panel
This comprehensive lab test is designed to help women establish a thorough baseline of their health, detect possible health risks, and provide indicators of health concerns. Repeating this panel yearly is a great way to stay on top of one’s health.
The Women’s Wellness Panel covers everything found in a basic lab check-up but goes well beyond the typical markers that doctors tend to run. For example, this panel includes a thorough look into thyroid health, hormone balance, markers of inflammation, key nutrient levels, cardiovascular health, and metabolic health.
This Panel Includes:
CBC (Complete Blood Count)
A 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 looks for many illnesses, including anemia, infections, and leukemia, in your blood.
CMP (Comprehensive Metabolic Panel)
CMP is a blood test that measures your sugar (glucose) level, electrolyte and fluid balance, kidney function, and liver function. This panel includes ALT/(SPGT), alkaline phosphatase, AST/SGOT, bilirubin total, bun, calcium, carbon dioxide total, chloride, creatinine, globulin, glucose, potassium, protein total, sodium. AG ratio, bun/creatinine ratio.
The lipid panel measures HDL (high-density lipoprotein), LDL (low-density lipoprotein), VLDL (very low-density lipoprotein), and provides a LDL:HDL ratio. The ratio can help a person evaluate their risk for heart disease.
A urinalysis is used to help detect substances or cellular material in the urine associated with a range of disorders, including urinary tract infections, diabetes, and kidney disease.
This test measures the level of the hormone prolactin, which is made by the pituitary gland. Prolactin’s primary role is to help initiate and maintain breast milk production in pregnant and nursing women. High prolactin levels can interfere with ovulation. The test can be used to diagnose galactorrhea, or abnormal lactation, but can also be useful in the diagnosis of headaches and visual disturbances.
The hormone progesterone is produced by the ovaries during ovulation. Measuring progesterone levels can be helpful in determining whether or not a woman has ovulated, when ovulation occurred, or to monitor the success of induced ovulation. An imbalance between progesterone and estrogen is linked to weight gain, insomnia, anxiety, depression, migraine, cancer, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, and osteoporosis.
Estradiol (E2) is the most dominant and strongest form of estrogen. Made in the ovarian follicles, estradiol plays an important role in the first half of the menstrual cycle as well as after ovulation. It can be helpful to look at the relationship between estradiol and progesterone in evaluating menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, mood disorders, and aging skin.
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) are made by the pituitary gland and play an important role in sexual development and functioning. These hormones help to control the menstrual cycle and growth of eggs in the ovaries. FSH and LH levels change throughout the menstrual cycle, with the highest levels just before ovulation. Measuring FSH can be helpful in determining ovarian reserve.
DHEA is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands. DHEA-sulfate (DHEA-S) is the sulfated form of DHEA and represents a stable measure of adrenal function and stress accumulated over time. DHEA-S helps to modulate neurotransmitter synthesis, and plays a role in immune health, inflammation, executive function, working memory, attention, and has a stress-buffering effect.
Testosterone, Free & Total
Testosterone is produced by the adrenal glands and ovaries. It is also produced from the conversion of steroid hormones such as DHEA. Testosterone plays an important role in mood and mental outlook, bone and muscle health, cardiovascular health, and libido. Testosterone levels tend to decline with age. Total testosterone measures the total amount of testosterone in the blood stream. Free testosterone measures the amount of testosterone that is available to connect with testosterone receptors in the body.
Thyroid Analysis (TSH, FTI, T3 Up, T4 Total, T3 Total, Free T4, Free T3)
This comprehensive analysis provides an assessment of thyroid function and can help to pinpoint underlying causes contributing to hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.
C-reactive protein (CRP) is a protein in your blood, which when elevated, is indicative of inflammation. This test can be used to evaluate your risk of developing coronary artery disease, a condition in which the arteries of your heart are narrowed. Inflammation (swelling) of the arteries has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and peripheral arterial disease.
Homocysteine is an amino acid that is produced by the body and is normally changed into other amino acids during the methylation process. However, due to a variety of factors, homocysteine levels can rise. Elevated homocysteine is a risk factor for cardiovascular events in addition to cognitive decline.
Blood Sugar Markers
This test detects blood sugar imbalances, such as high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) or low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Measuring glucose can screen for prediabetes and diabetes and is also important for monitoring persons with diabetes.
HgA1c with eAG
The hemoglobin A1C test provides a measurement of a person’s average blood glucose levels over the past 2-3 months. This serves as a helpful indicator of how well blood sugar is being controlled. Also included is an estimated average glucose (eAG), which is a calculation of a person’s average daily blood sugar level.
Vitamin D, 25-hydroxy test measures the level of circulating vitamin D in the blood. This very important vitamin performs many vital roles in the body, including supporting bone and immune health. Many people do not have adequate vitamin D levels. This test can be helpful in identifying an insufficiency and determining an optimal vitamin D3 supplement dosage level.
Magnesium is a mineral that is important for strong bones and muscles, heart health, glucose and blood pressure regulation, energy production, and nerve function. This test is used to determine the level of magnesium in red blood cells, which provides a very accurate measurement.
Blood test* and Urinalysis
You will receive an email within 24-48 hours from our lab partner, DHA Laboratory, that contains your lab requisition form and necessary instructions. Take this to a local LabCorp Patient Service Center. Please note that this test requires fasting 12-14 hours prior to blood collection.
In approximately 5 business days, DHA Laboratory will email you your test results. For a detailed interpretation of your results as well as recommendations for next steps, please schedule a consultation with a Village Green nutritionist.
All tests are authorized and reviewed by a physician from our partner laboratory.
*Blood testing services are available only in the continental United States and Anchorage, AK. Not available in New York or New Jersey.
Email a Village Green nutritionist or call 800-869-9159.
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