Testosterone is a naturally occurring hormone usually associated with “male” development but also found in women. Testosterone levels decrease in men as they age and can be associated with a variety of symptoms. Women may also have symptoms from elevated levels of testosterone. This test can be used in pediatric patients to assess puberty. For adult men, where testosterone testing is most commonly necessary, it is used to diagnose Low-T
Our anemia panel checks to make sure there are enough healthy red blood cells in your system to carry oxygen throughout the body. In brief, Anemia is a condition in which there are not enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body. For example, this is why you might feel dizzy if you have anemia. In fact, there are many different types of anemia, some of the common causes include blood disorders such as sickle cell anemia or a diet lacking in iron or vitamins.
The Basic Health Panel includes three tests that are commonly ordered during an annual exam to assess your general health. For example, this panel will evaluate many different factors such as blood components, electrolytes, and blood sugar.
This blood test gives information about your body’s metabolism, or how your body uses food for energy. It gives a snapshot of the health of your kidneys. This panel checks many different body functions and can give information about kidney function, electrolyte balance, blood sugar levels, and metabolism.¹ A BMP is a good place to start when looking for basic information about your health.