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Crucial At-Home Health Test

Crucial At-Home Health Test

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Crucial Health Test is our flagship at home liver & heart function test that looks at your cholesterol, liver & other lipids to help you monitor both your cardiovascular & liver health.

This affordable, easy to perform at-home heart test takes about 5 minutes of your time and comes with secure online results 2-3 days after our lab receives it.

What tests are included?
  • GGT,
  • LDL % of HDL,
  • VLDL,
  • Total Triglycerides,
  • Lipids,
  • Cholesterol,
  • HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein),
  • LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein),
  • HDL % of Total Cholesterol,
Collection Method
$68
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All Lab Me tests are performed by high-complexity CLIA certified and CAP-accredited laboratories.

 

Premium At-Home Blood Tests From Lab Me

All Premium Test Kits From Lab Me Come In A HIPPA Secure PDF Format With Functional Medicine Physician Reviewed Recommendations. You Are Able To Ask Our Medical Team As Many Questions As You Want Regarding Your Results.

Who Should Consider Taking This Crucial At-Home Health Test ?

If you’re wondering how to test for heart disease risk, liver disease risk or how to your check heart or liver health at home, the Lab Me at home blood test for your heart and liver is a perfect place to start.  Maybe you are worried or want to take control of your health, no matter the case Lab Me is here to help.

Always share your results with your personal doctor - having tracked blood data can help your healthcare team make accurate decisions faster.  Try the Lab Me at home crutial health check today.

Symptoms and Reasons to Test
Normal Ranges
Why track?
Should I take the test?
Additional Info

Symptoms and Reasons to Test

The At Home Crucial Health Check Is Encouraged If:

  • You have a strong family history of heart disease
  • Take cholesterol medication
  • Have a family history of high cholesterol or heart disease
  • Are overweight
  • Drink smoke & drink alcohol frequently
  • Don't exercise
  • You have a first-degree relative who has suffered a heart attack, cardiac stents, a stroke or has undergone bypass surgery
  • You lead a sedentary lifestyle

It is recommended to take this test first thing in the morning, before 9am after fasting at least 6-8 hours.

Normal Ranges

At Home Liver & Heart Function Test Biomarkers & Their Normal Ranges

 

GGT is usually the first liver enzyme to rise in the blood when any of the bile ducts that carry bile from the liver to the intestines become obstructed, for example, by tumors or stones.

This makes it the most sensitive liver enzyme test for detecting bile duct problems.

Low-density lipoprotein (LDL)

This is often called “bad cholesterol”. This is oversimplified as LDL cholesterol is essential for your health. But if you have too much LDL cholesterol it can build up on the walls of your arteries. This is called cholesterol plaque and it narrows your arteries and increases your risk of blood clots — putting you at risk of heart disease.

HDL stands for high-density lipoproteins. It is sometimes called the "good" cholesterol because it carries cholesterol from other parts of your body back to your liver. Your liver then removes the cholesterol from your body. LDL stands for low-density lipoproteins.

VLDL is a lipoprotein which is considered a “bad” form of cholesterol. Raised levels are a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

Lipids
There are special transporters in your body called lipoproteins. They are like little cars that help drive around cholesterol to different parts of your body. Some of these drivers can be helpful and others not.

Monitoring and maintaining healthy levels of these lipids is important in staying healthy. While the body produces the cholesterol needed to function properly, the source for some cholesterol is the diet. Eating too much of foods that are high in saturated fats and trans unsaturated fats (trans fats) or having an inherited predisposition can result in a high level of cholesterol in the blood. The extra cholesterol may be deposited in plaques on the walls of blood vessels. Plaques can narrow or eventually block the opening of blood vessels, leading to hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) and increasing the risk of numerous health problems, including heart disease and stroke.

LDL:HDL %
A high serum LDL:HDL ratio can be predictive of sudden cardiac death in middle-aged men. It is a good idea to keep this as a baseline over time to give a clearer picture of how your lifestyle is affecting your health.

Total Cholesterol is a measure of the total amount of cholesterol in your blood. It includes both low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol.

It’s important to remember that elevated cholesterol doesn’t mean a heart attack. In fact, only half of the people suffering from heart attacks have elevated cholesterol. It is simply part of the bigger picture.

Cholesterol is important for the body to manufacture hormones, vitamin D, bile acids, and help maintain the structure of your cells.

Total Cholesterol:HDL %
We determine your cholesterol ratio by dividing your total cholesterol by your HDL number. For instance, if your total cholesterol is 180 and your HDL is 82, your cholesterol ratio is 2.2. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), you should aim to keep your ratio below 5, with the ideal cholesterol ratio being 3.5.

Results for men

According to the Framingham Heart Study, a cholesterol ratio of 5 indicates average risk of heart disease for men. Men have double the risk for heart disease if their ratio reaches 9.6, and they have roughly half the average risk for heart disease with a cholesterol ratio of 3.4.

Results for women

Because women often have higher levels of good cholesterol, their cholesterol ratio risk categories differ. According to the same study, a 4.4 ratio indicates average risk for heart disease in women. Heart disease risk for women doubles if their ratio is 7, while a ratio of 3.3 signifies roughly half the average risk.

It’s important to remember that elevated cholesterol doesn’t mean a heart attack. In fact, only half of the people suffering from heart attacks have elevated cholesterol. It is simply part of the bigger picture.

Cholesterol is important for the body to manufacture hormones, vitamin D, bile acids, and help maintain the structure of your cells.

Why Track?

Regular testing of biomarkers can act as an early detection system. Especially if you're not getting enough sleep, have improper nutrition, substandard training, unwise lifestyle choices or weak bone health. Lab Me helps by detecting non-optimal levels of blood biomarkers . For example high levels of cortisol which is an indicator of stress.

FIND OUT MORE ON WHY YOU SHOULD TRACK

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Additional Info

How to collect your sample

Lab Me’s at home test kits include everything you need for collection and can be ordered online. When your sample has been collected and allowed to dry completely, return the dried strips and completed paperwork in the pre-addressed, pre-paid packaging and mailer bag provided with the kit. Once Lab Me has received your sample, results will be returned to you and/or your health care provider in approximately 5 to 7 business days.
Urine
Saliva
Finger Prick

Urine Collection

STEP ONE

Good Practice

  1. At each collection time: Remove a collection card from the pink bag.
  2. Save this bag with the absorvent puch. Write your name, the date and time of collection on the card prior to collecting the sample.
STEP TWO

Set Up To Collect

  1. Open the cover on the collection card. Fold it back and away from the filter paper. Avoid touching the filter paper
  2. Saturate the filter paper by directly urinating onto it, or by collecting your urine in a clean cup and dipping the filter paper up to the top black dash line
STEP THREE

Dry Sample

  1. Soak your non-dominant hand in warm water for 1-2 minutes. Dry it well. It's important your hands are warm
  2. Wipe the little finger of your non-dominant hand with the alcohol swab and let it dry
  3. The best place to use the lancet is on the outer center of your fingertip
STEP FOUR

After Collection

  1. Allow to dry completely for at least 6 hours*. 
  2. Once dry, refold the collection card and place the sample back into the baggie and seal. 
  3. Make sure absorvent puch is still inside. 
  4. Follow the same process for the remaining three samples. 
STEP FIVE

Finishing Up

  1. Complete all paperwork. Make sure all sections are filled in and your form is signed
  2. Place the sample(s), the Test Requisition form and any additional paperwork back into the plastic test kit box
  3. Make sure to include payment (if applicable)
  4. Snap test kit lid shut
  5. Place the entire test kit box inside the return packaging
  6. Affix the prepaid label or postage if applicable
  7. Return using the appropriate carrier
  8. Samples will remain stable under average shipping conditions, including over weekends and holidays

Urine Collection PDF Version

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Saliva Collection

STEP ONE

Good Practice

  1. Begin collecting your first saliva sample into the large tube within 30 minutes of waking for the day.
  2. Wash hands with soap and water
  3. Rinse your mouth with water
  4. Wait 5 minutes before beginning collection
STEP TWO

Fill Collection Device

  1. Allow saliva to pool in mouth, then transfer to tube
  2. Fill tube at least half full, not including bubbles
  3. Collection usually takes 15-30 minutes depending on saliva flow
  4. When done, cap the tube
STEP THREE

Complete

  1. Write your name, the date and time of collection on the tube
  2. Place the tube back into the bag
STEP FOUR

Repeat The Process

  1. Repeat this process for any other collection times using the smaller tubes provided
  2. Do not eat, drink (except water) or brush teeth at least 2 hours prior to collections
STEP FIVE

Finishing Up

  1. Complete all paperwork. Make sure all sections are filled in and your form is signed
  2. Place the sample(s), the Test Requisition form and any additional paperwork back into the plastic test kit box
  3. Make sure to include payment (if applicable)
  4. Snap test kit lid shut
  5. Place the entire test kit box inside the return packaging
  6. Affix the prepaid label or postage if applicable
  7. Return using the appropriate carrier
  8. Samples will remain stable under average shipping conditions, including over weekends and holidays

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Blood Collection

STEP ONE

Good Practice

  1. Collect blood sample within 1 hour of waking.
  2. Wash hand with soap and water.
  3. Use a clean towel to dry hands.
  4. Make sure hands are warm and circulation is going.
  5. Write your name, the date and time of collection on the card prior to collecting.
STEP TWO

Preparation

  1. Open the cover on the collection card.
  2. Fold it back and away from the filter paper.
  3. Avoid touching the filter paper.
  4. Tape card to a flat surface (table).
  5. Below heart at about waist level.
  6. Open the alcohol prep pad and sterile gauze.
  7. Middle or ring finger of non-dominant hand is recommended.
STEP THREE

To Collect

  1. Wipe finger with alcohol prep pad and allow to air dry.
  2. Twist cap off lancet and press small white section firmly against the side of finger pad until lancet clicks.
  3. Wipe away the first blood drop with gauze.
STEP FOUR

Collection

  1. Position finger over circle of blood spot card and gently milk (don’t squeeze) blood from the finger.
  2. Collect so that your hand is below your waist, allowing gravity to assist with blood flow.
  3. As blood drop forms and is ready to fall, touch the drop onto the center of the circle (one drop per circle).
  4. Continue collection, preferably until all circles have been filled – but it’s more important to have several good sized spots than to fill all the circles.
  5. When finished, apply bandages.
  6. Leave blood spot card open to dry – minimum 4 hours.
  7. Once somple is dry, close cover. Store card in a cool, dry location away from direct sunlight until it’s shipped.
STEP FIVE

Finishing Up

  1. Complete all paperwork. Make sure all sections are filled in and your form is signed.
  2. Place the sample, the Test Requisition form and any additional paperwork back into the plastic test kit box. Make sure to include payment (if applicable).
  3. Snap the kit lid shut.
  4. Place the entire test kit box inside the return packaging.
  5. Affix the prepaid label or postage if applicable. 
  6. Return using the appropriate carrier.
  7. Samples will remain stable under average shipping conditions, including over weekends and holidays.

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This Is How

Lab Me Works

1

Get Your Lab Me Kit

Order online and choose how often you’d like a test. We’ll mail your kit and it’ll be in your hands within only a few days.

2

Perform Your Test

Your kit contains everything you need to test from home. When you’re done, use the pre-paid envelope to send it back

3

Rapid, Accurate Results

Once we receive the test and process it, the results will be on your dashboard within 48 hours.

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