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How to Read Your Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)

Have you ever wondered what the numbers and complicated words on your blood tests mean? In this video, we will talk about the comprehensive metabolic panel, a series of blood tests which assess your body's electrolytes levels and functioning of vital organs. These organs include the liver, kidneys, and thyroid.Buy a CMP here.

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How to Read and Understand Your Lipid Profile and Hemoglobin A1C?

Learn why a blood test is important, how it is performed, and how to interpret the numbers. In this video, we will discuss a lipid profile - a group of tests which assesses your risk of developing heart disease. We will also discuss the hemoglobin A1c test.Buy a Lipid Profile here.Buy a Hemoglobin A1C here.

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Do You Need a Detailed NMR Cholesterol Profile ?

The NMR LipoProfile® test is an advanced cardiovascular diagnostic test that uses nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to uniquely provide rapid, simultaneous and direct measurement of LDL particle number and size of LDL particles, as well as direct measurement of HDL and VLDL subclasses. This detailed lipoprotein particle information allows clinicians to make more effective [...]

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The Importance of Regular Blood Work

Unfortunately due to the current Managed Care Medical System, requesting your blood work thru your benefits is supremely tricky business. Most of the time you’ll get hit by a super premium laboratory analysis bill from LabCorp or Quest Diagnostics. You’ll also waste time arguing with your general practitioner (GP) who will likely refuse your [...]

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​Best Men's Health Forums to Discuss your Blood Tests

Best Men's Health Forums to Discuss your Blood Tests :For men who want to get input about their lab test results from other empowered men, there are four main forums that we suggest:ExcelMale.comPeakTestosterone.comAllthingsMale.comLowTestosterone.com

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​Testosterone Replacement Therapy- Target Blood Test Limits

Testosterone replacement therapy- Target Blood Test Limits:These values have been collected from three TRT guidelines and clinical practices around the United States:Hematocrit (percent of red blood cells in plasma) under 53PSA (Prostatic specific antigen) under 3 (4 is max since doctors will not prescribe TRT at this number)Estradiol (ultrasensitive) between 20-50 pg/mLBlood pressure under 135/85Estimated [...]

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Measuring free testosterone with total testosterone provides a more accurate diagnosis of hypogonadism.

DUBLIN — Measuring free testosterone together with total testosterone may provide a more accurate picture than measuring total-testosterone levels alone when it comes to diagnosing deficiency of this male hormone, a new study indicates.There is concern that, under current clinical guidelines, some men are misdiagnosed with testosterone deficiency and receive inappropriate therapy, while others who [...]

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Many patients don't understand electronic lab results

While it's becoming commonplace for patients to see the results of lab work electronically, a new University of Michigan study suggests that many people may not be able to understand what those numbers mean.Research conducted by a team at the U-M schools of Public Health and Medicine found that people with low comprehension of numerical [...]

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Thyroid Tests and What They Mean

With so many different symptoms and so many different organ systems potentially affected by thyroid system dysfunction, one might think that a diagnosis would be easy. However, in spite of the available blood tests for thyroid/pituitary/liver/adrenal function, the diagnosis is often missed.(1,2) One of the most common mis-conceptions regarding thyroid function is the assumption that [...]

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