Weight Management Lab Panel
CBC, CMP-14, TSH
The weight management lab panel includes a Complete Blood Count (CBC), Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP-14), and Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH). Defy Medical offers this assistance to patients showing interest in weight loss treatment. Please see below for more information pertaining to each blood test analyzed prior to prescribing treatment:
Complete Blood Count (CBC) - One of the most commonly ordered tests for routine checkups and/or physical exams. A complete blood count with differential measures the levels of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelet levels, hemoglobin, and hematocrit. Many times this is ordered as a screening test, anemia check, or test for infection.
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP-14) - The Comprehensive Metabolic Panel is a chemical screening of 14 blood tests, which serve as an initial medical screening tool to review overall health. These 14 tests include Alanine aminotransferase (ALT/SGPT); albumin: globulin (A:G) ratio; albumin, serum; alkaline phosphatase, serum; aspartate aminotransferase (AST/SGOT); bilirubin, total; BUN; BUN:creatinine ratio; calcium, serum; carbon dioxide, total; chloride, serum; creatinine, serum; eGFR calculation; globulin, total; glucose, serum; potassium, serum; protein, total, serum; sodium, serum. This CMP-14 functions as a check for kidney function, liver function, electrolyte, and fluid balance.
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) - produced and secreted by the pituitary gland and stimulates the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4. When TSH is elevated, low thyroid function may be indicated. However, if TSH is low, it is indicative of high thyroid function. TSH is used as a first line screening tool to assess thyroid disease. Additionally, health care providers check TSH to monitor disease progression and treatment. Thyroid hormones regulate our body's metabolism and influence virtually every organ system in the body. They tell organs how fast or slow they should work. Thyroid hormones also regulate the body's consumption of oxygen and production of heat. Thyroid problems, such as an overactive or underactive thyroid, can severely affect metabolism. There are several thyroid conditions you may want to be aware of.
Prior to beginning this treatment, it is required to have this panel of blood tests completed along with a physical exam and mini-consultation with one of our practitioners to review your health and determine the most appropriate weight management therapy. It is also recommended to complete the Comprehensive Hormone and Wellness Panel to rule out any hormonal deficiencies, which could be preventing effective weight management.
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