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HEARTBURN PANEL

HEARTBURN PANEL

  • $ 299.00


HEARTBURN PANEL

WHAT LAB TESTS ARE IN THE HEARTBURN PANEL?

The Heartburn Panel consists of three tests:

1.     Complete Blood Count (CBC)

2.     Chemistry Panel (16 essential tests)

3.     H. pylori (Helicobacter pylori)

AM I REQUIRED TO FAST FOR THIS PANEL OF LAB TESTS?

Yes.  You must fast at least eight (8) hours prior to having your specimen collected.

DESCRIPTION:

The Heartburn Panel includes a Complete Blood Count (CBC), which tests for blood disorders that can show signs of leukemia, anemia, and blood clotting; a Chemistry Panel which evaluates your blood sugar levels, liver and kidney function, renal function and electrolyte levels.

It also tests for a destructive stomach bacterium calledHelicobacter pylori (H. pylori) which can cause ulcers, heartburn and even stomach cancer.

If you test positive for H. pylori, your doctor can treat this condition with antibiotics.

WHY DO I NEED IT?

If you constantly suffer from heartburn, you may have H. pylori.  Find out now with the Heartburn Panel.

OTHER RELEVANT LAB TESTS:

You might also consider an H. Pylori Rapid Result Screen(*available only in certain locations). This instant test can tell you within 10 minutes if you have this destructive stomach bacterium.

WHAT ARE THE TEST RESULT RANGES?

 

NORMAL RANGE:

H. pylori: a negative result would be a normal test.

CBC:  See individual test.

Chemistry Panel:  See individual test.

HIGH RESULTS INDICATE:

H. pylori:  a positive result would be a high test result.  This could indicate the presence of the bacteria H. pylori, which can cause heartburn.

CBC:  See individual test.

Chemistry Panel:  See individual test.

LOW RESULTS INDICATE:

H. pylori: There are no low results for this test.

CBC:  See individual test.

Chemistry Panel:  See individual test.

WHAT IF MY LAB TEST RESULTS ARE ABNORMAL OR OUT OF RANGE?

These  results  should  be  taken  to  your  primary  care  physician.    Depending  on  the  intensity  of  the heartburn, you may be referred to a gastroenterologist.