In one of our previous blogs we covered Vitamin D benefits, signs of low vitamin D levels, symptoms, and blood tests. This blog covers the Vitamin B complex, which consists of eight B vitamins.
Our body is made up of billions of smaller structures of four major kinds, including, cells, tissues, organs, and systems. These body’s structures are based on four major classes of biological macromolecules: nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates also known as glycans, and lipids, as well as their combinations.
Lab testing for drugs is used for pre-employment, workspace drug-testing maintenance programs, sports organizations, college and professional athletes, legal or forensic purposes, and for public health organizations to monitor certain epidemics like the opioid crisis. This blog covers lab testing for drugs and answers the questions: How accurate are at home drug tests? and Where to buy at home drug tests?
In our previous blog, we discussed the complete blood count (CBC) test. In this post, we’ll focus on another very important general health test normally ordered as part of your annual physical exam – the comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP).
Every annual physical visit, your doctor is sending you to lab work that includes a CBC blood test. Most likely, you already checked and saw that a CBC test stands for Complete Blood Count Test.
You probably heard about vitamin D and asked yourself—“What Vitamin D is good for?” or "What are the signs of vitamin D deficiency?" Historically Vitamin D was known as a nutrient your body needs for building and maintaining healthy bones. This is still correct as your body can only absorb calcium, the primary part of bones, in the presence of Vitamin D.
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland whose name comes from the Greek word for "shield." It is a small gland that weighs less than an ounce and sits at the base of your neck below your Adam’s Apple. The thyroid's job is to make thyroid hormones, which are secreted into the blood and control your metabolism—the process of converting food into energy.
Anemia is a condition in which you lack enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to your body's tissues. Having anemia can make you feel tired and weak, have headaches and brain fog, cold hands and feet, and even shortness of breath. Almost 6% of the U.S. population is affected by anemia. Women, young children, and people with long-term diseases are more likely to have anemia.
You know your body the best and may notice some changes with it. If you suspect that you might have cancer, certain cancer blood tests can help raise some red flags and guide the diagnosis. Except for blood cancers, most cancer screening tests generally can't absolutely tell whether you have cancer or some other noncancerous condition, but they can give clues about what's is happening inside your body.