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NUTRITIONAL PANEL

NUTRITIONAL PANEL

  • $ 249.00


NUTRITIONAL PANEL

WHAT LAB TESTS ARE IN THE NUTRITIONAL PANEL?

The Nutritional Panel consists of the following tests:

1.     Complete Blood Count (CBC)

2.     Chemistry Panel (16 essential tests)

3.     Iron and Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC)

4.     Prealbumin

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.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY LAB TEST RESULTS?

Test results generally take between 24 to 72 business hours after your specimen is collected.

DESCRIPTION:

The Nutritional Panel includes a variety of tests that can help you determine if you are getting enough nutrition.   This panel can also help rule out adrenal gland disorders and malnutrition.   It is commonly ordered by doctors before surgery or for patients who are hospitalized or chronically ill.

One of the tests included in this panel, the Prealbumin Test, can help you and your doctor diagnose problems with your nutrition.

The Nutritional Panel also includes a CBC, which measures important parameters of the cellular makeup of your blood that can  reveal anemia, signs of infection or other factors that may cause fatigue; a Chemistry Panel, which analyzes electrolytes, sugar, proteins, and enzymes including sodium, potassium, calcium, glucose and liver/kidney function tests; and an Iron and Total Iron Binding Capacity – which measures the amount of iron in your blood.

WHY DO I NEED IT?

Are you getting the nutrients your body needs?   Malnutrition can lead to a host of problems and this panel is a quick way to find out.

OTHER RELEVANT LAB TESTS:

The Nutritional Panel gives a lot of good information, but while you’re here, you might want to consider the Micronutrient Test, Basic Check‐Up or Comprehensive Male Panel or theComprehensive Female Panel.

WHAT ARE THE TEST RESULT RANGES?

NORMAL RANGE:

Complete Blood Count (CBC) see individual test
Chemistry Panel see individual test
Iron and Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC) see individual test
Prealbumin 17‐40 mg/dL

 HIGH RESULTS INDICATE:

COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT (CBC): See individual test.

CHEMISTRY PANEL: See individual test.

TIBC: See individual test.

PREALBUMIN:  High levels of this test could indicate hyperactive adrenal glands, high doses of corticosteroid therapy or high doses of non‐steroidal anti‐inflammatory medications.

LOW RESULTS INDICATE:

COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT (CBC): See individual test.

CHEMISTRY PANEL: See individual test.

TIBC: See individual test.

PREALBUMIN: Could indicate malnutrition, hyperthyroidism, liver disease or a digestive disorder.

WHAT TYPE OF PHYSICIAN SHOULD I SEE IF MY TEST RESULTS ARE ABNORMAL OR OUT OF RANGE?

You should see your primary care physician.