General Health Profile ($49) Includes:
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)
- Glucose: This is your blood sugar level. Rises rapidly after meals and within two hours should return to close to the fasting value.
- Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN): This is a metabolic by-product, normally eliminated by the kidneys and is a direct measurement of kidney function.
- Creatinine: Creatinine is also a metabolic by-product, normally eliminated by the kidneys and is a direct measure of kidney function.
- Sodium: Sodium is an important salt, known as an electrolyte, in bodily fluids. It is essential in the body’s water balance, nerve and muscle function, and blood acidity.
- Potassium: Potassium is an important salt inside the body’s cells. It is essential for muscle and nerve function and is a major factor in the function of the heart muscle and its normal rhythm.
- Chloride: Chloride, also is an important salt in the body, helps to control blood acidity and the electrical activity of nerves and muscles.
- Carbon dioxide: Is a major factor controlling blood pH within a narrow range. Your body is very sensitive to blood pH and high or low values of CO2 can negatively affect your body’s functions.
- Calcium: A mineral essential for the development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth.
- Protein: Together with albumin, Total protein is a measure of the state of nutrition of the body.
- Albumin: One of the major proteins in blood and is a reflection of the general nutritional state of the body.
- A/G Ratio: Calculated ratio of the albumin/globulin. Used to detect liver dysfunction.
- Bilirubin, Total: Bilirubin is the by- product both of the production and the death of normal red blood cells. It is normally eliminated by the liver and is often abnormally high in liver disease.
- Alkaline Phosphatase: An enzyme found mainly in the bones and the liver. It is useful in determining liver and bone disease.
- ALT: An enzyme found mostly in the liver and in the heart muscle.
- AST: An enzyme found specifically in the liver.
- GGT: An enzyme found mainly in the liver and the kidneys.
- Iron: An iron test checks the amount of iron in the blood to see how well iron is metabolized in the body. Iron (Fe) is a mineral needed for hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. Iron is also needed for energy, good muscle and organ function.
- HDL Cholesterol: The protective or “Good” Cholesterol
- LDL Cholesterol: The “Bad” Cholesterol
- Total Cholesterol: The total amount of cholesterol circulating throughout your body.
- Triglycerides: Energy rich molecules needed for normal functions throughout the body. Elevated levels are associated with cardiovascular disease.
(CBC) Complete Blood Count
- WBC or White Blood Cell Count: White cells are the body’s primary defense against disease and infection. High or low concentrations of WBC’s are indicative of different disease processes.
- RBC or Red Blood Cell Count: Red blood cells are the oxygen carrying component of your blood. Various blood disorders are indicated when the total count is high or low.
- HGB or Hemoglobin: This is the actual part of the red blood cell that carries the oxygen molecule. Iron is required for hemoglobin to function properly.
- HCT or Hematocrit: The hematocrit is a calculation of the cellular portion of blood vs. the total volume of blood. The part that is not cells is called plasma and carries all your body’s nutrients and metabolic wastes.
- MCV, MCH, MCHCF: These measurements are called red blood cells indices. They are used to indicate and diagnose anemias.
- RDW or Red Cell Distribution Width: This is a measurement that shows the variation in size from the biggest red blood cell to the smallest red blood cell counted. High RDW’s are indicative of different types of anemias.
- PLT or Platelet Count: The platelets are tiny cell fragments in your blood stream that are necessary for normal blood clotting to occur.
- MPV or Mean Platelet Volume: This is the measurement of the average size of the platelets in your bloodstream.
Cover-Tek does not bill insurance. Please note some blood work requires fasting for 8-12 hours before. Walk-Ins are welcome but if you have any questions at all about our lab services or about fasting don’t hesitate to contact us anytime.