Ferritin stores iron in the body. Ferritin is tested to identify the storage capacity of iron in the body.
Cortisol is a steroid hormone that is released by the adrenal gland in response to stress or low blood glucose. It is responsible for controlling the body’s blood sugar levels, regulating metabolism, acting as an anti-inflammatory, influencing memory formation, controlling salt and water balance, influencing blood pressure and helping the development of a fetus in pregnant women.
Blood glucose measures the glucose levels in your blood. Glucose is a type of sugar. It is your brain & body’s main source of energy. A hormone called insulin helps move glucose from your bloodstream into your cells. Too much or too little glucose in the blood can be a sign of a serious medical condition. High blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia) may be a sign of diabetes, a disorder that can cause heart disease, blindness, kidney failure and other complications. Low blood glucose levels (hypoglycemia) can also lead to major health problems, including brain damage, if not treated.
hs-CRP is a measure of C-reactive protein (CRP), a protein that the liver makes when there is inflammation in the body. While inflammation in the body can be beneficial in the right amounts, in order to help protect organs from injuries or infections, excessive inflammation has been linked to heart disease, stroke and more.
HbA1c is a measurement of the amount of glucose bound to the heme found in red blood cells. An HbA1c measurement lets you know how well your sugar levels have been controlled over the past 90 days—so if you want to take a closer look at your average blood glucose levels to better understand your body’s glycemic control, our HbA1c Test is a great place to start.
The % of Hemoglobin A1c refers to the amount of glycated hemoglobin in the blood. Glycated hemoglobin is red blood cells that have glucose attached to them. An A1c between 5.7-6.4% signals prediabetes. Type 2 diabetes is diagnosed when A1c is over 6.5%
Lab Me doesn’t use traditional dry blood spot cards like our competitors. We use a patented blood collection system that is FDA approved. It separates blood from plasma allowing us to have low variability and virtually identical results to arm drawn blood.
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.
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