Arthritis and Bone Health Panel
This unique panel evaluates inflammation and includes markers for autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis. This panel also measures uric acid levels to assess if joint pain may be caused by gout. This test may be especially helpful for individuals experiencing joint pain, particularly in the wrists, hands, and feet, pain or stiffness in the same joints on both sides of the body, and for those who have a family history of autoimmune conditions.
The Arthritis & Bone Health Panel Includes:
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.
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.
Uric acid is a waste product found in blood. It’s created when the body breaks down chemicals called purines. Most uric acid dissolves in the blood, passes through the kidneys and leaves the body in urine. Too much uric acid can cause crystals to form in joints and the kidneys.
C-reactive protein (CRP) is a substance made by the liver and secreted into the bloodstream within a few hours after the start of an infection or inflammation. It is an important marker of inflammation.
A rheumatoid factor (RF) blood test measures the amount of the RF antibody present in the blood. The test for RF may be ordered when a person has joint pain, swelling, weakness, nodules under the skin or when rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is suspected.
Westergren Sed Rate
Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR or Sed rate) test is used to help diagnose conditions associated with acute and chronic inflammation, such as infections, cancers, and autoimmune diseases.
The ANA (antinuclear antibodies) blood test measures the levels of specific antibodies in the blood. Test is used as a primary test to help evaluate a person for autoimmune disorders that affect many tissues and organs throughout the body (systemic) and is most often used as one of the tests to help diagnose systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
You will receive an email from our lab partner, DHA Laboratory, within 24-48 hours that contains a lab requisition form and necessary instructions. Take the requisition form to a local LabCorp Patient Service Center to have your blood drawn.
In approximately 5 business days, DHA Laboratory will email you your test results. If you would like a detailed interpretation of your test results, 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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