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  1. Testosterone (T+F), Hematocrit, Ultra Sensitive Estradiol and Prolactin Panel
    $178.50

    This discounted lab test panel for men includes total testosterone by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (the most accurate testosterone test), free testosterone, hematocrit, ultrasensitive estradiol test and prolactin hormone. 

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  2. Water Retention Panel: Aldosterone/Plasma Renin Activity Ratio, LC/MS/MS
    $179.95

    Renin, also known as angiotensinogenase, is an enzyme that the kidneys produce to regulate aldosterone production. It’s also essential in the renin–angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS) which maintains your body’s fluid balance and blood pressure. Aldosterone is the primary of several endogenous members of the class of mineralocorticoids in humans. Aldosterone tends to promote sodium and water retention, and lower plasma postasium concentrations.

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  3. Male Hormone Panel - Comprehensive
    $472.11

    This blood test panel includes: CBC, CMP, Lipids, Testosterone (T & F), Ultra Sensitive Estradiol, DHEA, TSH, Free T3, PSA, and SHBG

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  4. Gynecomastia Blood Test Panel
    $482.37

    This panel includes hormones that have been implicated in gynecomastia by several studies. Gynecomastia is a benign enlargement of the male breast resulting from a growth of the glandular tissue of the breast. Since it causes anxiety, psychosocial discomfort and fear of breast cancer, early diagnostic evaluation is important, and patients usually seek medical attention. Causes include hormone imbalance and genetic predisposition.

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  5. Elite Male Blood Test Panel
    $650.56

    The most complete of all blood test panels for men that include: Total and Free Testosterone, Ultra Sensitive Estradiol, IGF-1, Prolactin, DHT, DHEA-S, PSA, SHBG, Lipids, CBC, CMP, and Thyroid Function.

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  6. Mononucleosis Test: Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Antibodies Panel
    $117.60

    Epstein-Barr (EB) virus is a herpes group virus that is ubiquitous. It leads to infectious mononucleosis and may play a role in the development of Burkitt lymphoma, some nasopharyngeal carcinomas, and a few rare genetic lymphoproliferative disorders. Antibodies to early antigen, IgM and IgG antibodies to viral capsid antigen (VCA), and antibodies to Epstein-Barr nuclear antigen (EBNA) are all part of the EBV test.

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  7. Ultimate Lab Test Panel for Men and Women
    $736.72

    This ultimate lab test panel offers the best savings for men and women to determine their immune health, liver and kidney function, electrolytes, blood sugar, cholesterol, thyroid function, inflammatory markers involved in heart disease, testosterone total and free, urinalysis to determine UTIs and kidney function, estradiol, DHEA-S, vitamins D and B12, and iron/ferritin to determine anemia or increased risk of iron overload.

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  8. LDH Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD) Isoenzymes Test Panel
    Special Price $136.00 Regular Price $218.43

    Lactate dehydrogenase (LD) is an enzyme that is found in almost all of the body's cells, but only a small amount of it is usually detectable in the blood. LD is released from the cells into the bloodstream when cells are damaged or destroyed. Because of this, the LD test can be used as a general marker of injury to cells. Although there is some overlap, each of the five LD isoenzymes tends to be concentrated in specific body tissues. This panel provides 5 types of isoenzymes to detect if LD is coming from the heart, red blood cells, kidneys, lungs, white blood cells, lymph nodes, muscle, or liver.

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  9. Liver Function Test Panel
    $72.36

    A liver test panel is a blood test that helps doctors check for liver injury, infection, or disease. Liver function panels also can check for side effects in the liver from some medicines. This lab test panel measures the blood levels of total protein, albumin, bilirubin, AST, ALT, ALP, and GGT enzymes. High or low levels may mean that liver damage or disease is present.

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  10. Women's Elite Hormone and Wellness Panel
    $604.87

    This complete lab test panel for women includes tests and panels that show your status on immune function, electrolytes, liver and kidney function, cholesterol, testosterone, estradiol, DHEA, thyroid function, blood sugar control, inflammation, vitamin deficiencies, anemia/fatigue, progesterone, and LH & FSH hormones.

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  11. Cardio IQ Advanced Lipid Panel
    $152.25

    The Cardio IQ® Report provides an in-depth assessment of cardiovascular risks to help physicians recommend the ideal individualized treatment option for patient to minimize cardiovascular disease.

    The report is simple, yet comprehensive. It is color-coded to display progressive risk values versus goal using “optimal,” “moderate,” and “high-risk” categories and grouped by functional categories.

    Cardio IQ Advanced Lipid Panel The Cardio IQ Advanced Lipid Panel includes:Total Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL, LDL and Cholesterol/HDL ratio, LDL Particle Number, LDL Peak Size, LDL Pattern, HDL Large, LDL Small, LDL Medium, Apolipoprotein B, Lipoprotein (a). FASTING REQUIRED. Results for this test take 2 weeks to receive.

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  12. Bodybuilder Blood Test Panel- Comprehensive
    $399.49

    Bodybuilders using testosterone and anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) have to be smart about maximizing benefits and minimizing short- and long-term side effects while exercising and eating effectively for proper muscle gain, fat loss, and quality of life.  Harm reduction is key especially in the presence of barriers to care caused by stigma and judgement from medical practitioners. Here is a list of 14 carefully selected lab tests and panels that are essential in maintaining proper health while improving body composition and strength: Hematocrit, Lipid panel (LDL, HDL, triglycerides), Cystatin C kidney test, eGFR kidney test, GGT liver test, Total Testosterone (LC/MS), Free Testosterone (Equilibrium Ultrafiltration), Ultrasensitive Estradiol, Prolactin, DHT test (LC/MS), IGF-1 test (LC/MS), and ferritin. Fasting is required.

     

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  13. Anemia Panel- 18 Tests
    $125.93

    This 18 test anemia panel includes all tests needed to diagnose the degree and cause of anemia including a CBC panel (red blood cells, hemoglobin, etc), Ferritin, Iron, Total Iron Binding Capacity, Folate, and Vitamin B-12

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  14. Women's Hormone Panel
    $251.10

    This hormone panel for women contains all basic hormones (except for LH and FSH, which you can add to your cart separately): DHEA-S, Estradiol (CLIA assay), Progesterone, Total Testosterone, LC/MS, Free Testosterone by Equilibrium Ultrafiltration, TSH,Free T3 and Free T4

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  15. Renal Kidney Function Panel Comprehensive
    $178.83

    This panel includes blood and urine tests commonly used by physicians to determine kidney dysfunction: Urinalysis, Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP), Cystatin C and eGFR.

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  16. Testosterone (T+F), Estradiol and DHT Panel
    $178.50

    This panel contains testosterone and its downstream metabolites: Estradiol and DHT. All three hormones are measured using Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS), the most accurate assay for hormones. No interactions with supplements like biotin are present.

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  17. Vitamin and Mineral Panel
    $255.47

    This comprehensive panel includes key vitamins and minerals that affect quality of life and survival. Test included are: Vitamin D, Vitamin B-12, Folate (Folic Acid), Magnesium in Red Blood Cells, and Zinc in Red Blood Cells.

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  18. Adrenal Insufficiency Panel- Basic
    $179.12

    Discounted Labs’ basic adrenal insufficiency panel includes cortisol, ACTH, and DHEA as a starting point. Depending on lab test results from this panel, physicians may choose to do an ACTH stimulation test, renin, potassium, and sodium. Imaging studies like a CT scan of the adrenal glands may also be considered to check for adrenal growths. In order to check for Addison's Disease, the auto-immune type of primary adrenal insufficiency, labs should be drawn to check 21-hydroxylase 

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  19. Male Ultra Elite Panel
    $1,039.50
    This male ultra elite lab test panel offers the best savings for men to determine their immune health, liver and kidney function, electrolytes, blood sugar, advanced lipid panel, thyroid function, inflammatory markers involved in heart disease, testosterone total and free, urinalysis to determine UTIs and kidney function, ultrasensitive estradiol, DHEA-S, IGF-1, DHT, Prolactin, vitamins D and B12+folate, and iron/ferritin to determine fatigue, anemia or increased risk of iron overload, and PSA.
     
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  20. Thyroid Antibody Panel
    $68.92

    These two tests measure antithyroglobulin antibodies and Anti-TPO antibodies that are commonly present in patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Graves disease and other thyroid-related conditions. Antibodies against the protein thyroglobulin can result in the destruction of thyroid cells. TPO antibodies are created when the immune system of a person targets by pure error elements of the thyroid gland or protein, leading to chronic thyroid inflammation, tissue damage, and damage to the thyroid function. Leaving this untreated may cause severe health issues. 

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  21. Heart Test Panel- Comprehensive
    $449.80

    This heart test panel includes blood tests that measure variables that affect heart health like electrolytes (CMP), hematocrit and immune cells (CBC), Cardio IQ Advanced Lipid Panel with Particle Sizes, and inflammatory markers like homocysteine, High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein, and D-Dimer.

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  22. Electrolyte Panel
    $59.28

    The electrolyte panel includes: Carbon dioxide, chloride, potassium, and sodium  

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  23. Complete Hormone & Wellness Panel for MEN
    $439.32

    This comprehensive and cost effective panel provides a baseline overview of your sex hormones, thyroid gland, adrenal function, metabolic function, cholesterol, prostate and overall health. It includes: CBC (includes immune cells, red blood cells and hematocrit), CMP-14 (Includes kidney and liver function, glucose and electrolytes) Lipid Panel (LDL, HDL, Triglycerides),Testosterone free and total (LC/MS assay with no upper limit) Estradiol, Sensitive (LC/MS assay), DHEA-sulfate (Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate), TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) , Free T3 (Free Triiodothyronine ), PSA (Prostatic Specific Antigen), LH (Luteinizing Hormone), and FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone)

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  24. THYROID Panel (TSH + Free T3 + Free T4)
    $65.10

    This panel includes comprehensive testing of the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in addition to free thyroxine (T4) and free triiodothyronine (T3). This thyroid panel offers a lower cost than buying each hormone separately.  If you take biotin, please wait at least 8 hours to get blood drawn. A study found that TSH was suppressed in all subjects after food, so fasting may be suggested although it is not reqired by Quest. Free T4 and Free T4 values did not change significantly after eating.

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  25. Iron and Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC)
    $21.00

    The serum iron test measures the amount of iron in your blood. The total iron-binding capacity (TIBC) test looks at how well the iron moves through your body.

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  26. TRT MALE Hormone/Wellness Follow Up Panel
    $208.95

    This popular and cost-effective panel includes main blood test variables monitored by many clinics that treat men with low testosterone. This panel is for men who are already on testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) and who want to monitor their main blood tests. You save substantial amounts of money by ordering these tests together rather than one at a time. The panel includes: Total and free testosterone (LC/MS assay. No upper limit restriction), Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), Estradiol (sensitive- LC/MS assay), CBC (includes glucose, hematocrit and immune cells), CMP (includes liver and kidney function, eGFR), Lipids (LDL and HDL cholesterol and triglycerides) You can add PSA, DHEA-S, DHT and free T4 and free T3 from our menu for a fuller view at your response to TRT.

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  27. Pre- TRT MALE Hormone / Wellness Panel
    $262.50

    This hormone panel can be used to diagnose primary or secondary hypogonadism (testosterone deficiency), prostate health and potential thyroid dysfunction prior to initiating testosterone replacement therapy. This hormone panel contains over 20 tests that can be used to diagnose primary or secondary hypogonadism (testosterone deficiency), prostate health and potential thyroid dysfunction prior to initiating testosterone replacement therapy. It also includes information about hematocrit , and liver and kidney function. Panel includes: LH and FSH (Pituitary hormones that stimulate testicular cells that can help diagnose primary (testicular) or secondary hypogonadism), Total and free testosterone (LC/MS assay. No upper limit restriction), Prostatic specific antigen (PSA) (TRT is contraindicated for PSA equal or above 4.0), Estradiol (sensitive. LC/MS assay), Lipids (LDL, HDL, Triglycerides), Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) (Glucose, electrolytes, liver/kidney functions), Comprehensive Blood Count (CBC) (Immune cells, red blood cells, hemoglobin, hematocrit) 

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  28. Comprehensive Fatigue Panel
    $380.18

    The causes of fatigue are multifactorial and could involve imbalances in several hormones. This panel includes most hormones and variables involved in the diagnosis and treatment of fatigue. Ordering this panel provides substantial cost savings when compared to ordering each test separately. The panel is useful for men and women. TESTS INCLUDED IN THIS PANEL: TOTAL AND FREE TESTOSTERONE, THYROID FUNCTION: TSH, Free T3, Free T4, Thyroid Antibodies, HEMOGLOBIN A1c, Complete Blood Count (CBC) Test (Includes white, red cells and platelets), Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP), IRON, TIBC (Total Iron Binding Capacity), FERRITIN, ADRENAL FUNCTION: Cortisol and DHEA-S

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  29. THYROID Panel - COMPREHENSIVE
    $210.00

    This test panel includes most tests needed to more deeply explore the possibility of hypothyroidism and/or Hashimoto's disease diagnosis. It includes: TSH, Free T3, Free T4, Reverse T3, Thyroglobulin Antibody and Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody (Anti-TPO). If you are taking biotin, please stop it 72 hours before the blood draw since it may interfere with hormone blood tests. A study found that TSH was suppressed in all subjects after food, so fasting may be suggested although it is not reqired by Quest. Free T4 and Free T4 values did not change significantly after eating. NOTE: Reverse T3 is analyzed using a specific technique called liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS-MS). There's a special place in the U.S. where these precise machines needed for LC/MS panels run only on two specific days a week. So, sometimes the clock ticks a bit while we wait for samples to return from their initial collection points. Results may take 7 business days.

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  30. Post PCT Panel
    $190.53

    This PCT after cycle panel is designed to measure the health and recovery of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Testicular Axis (HPTA) after attempting to normalize it spontaneously or with the use of Post-Cycle Therapy (PCT) . PCT is prescribed by some physicians for men who stop testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) or other androgens. Fasting is required for CMP (glucose test).

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  31. Erectile Dysfunction ED Test Panel
    $256.86

    ED Panel Includes Main Hormones Involved with Erectile Function: 

    • Prolactin
    • Total Testosterone (LC/MS)
    • Free Testosterone (Equilibrium Ultrafiltration)
    • Estradiol, Ultra Sensitive
    • DHT
    • TSH
    • Free T3
    • Free T4
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  32. Inflammation Blood Test Panel
    $233.56

    This panel includes blood tests that are related to inflammation and certain diseases.  Blood tests included are: CRP high sensitivity, CPK, LDH, Ferritin, Homocysteine and ESR

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  33. Testosterone, Thyroid and Estradiol Panel
    $165.90

    Ordering these 5 hormone tests as a panel saves you over $20 when comparing it to buying tests separately.

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  34. Lipid (Cholesterol) Panel (LDL, HDL, Triglycerides)
    $16.80

    Lipid Profile: Evaluates the risk for developing atherosclerosis (arterial plaque) and coronary heart disease. This test includes: Total Cholesterol, Triglycerides ,HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol, Total Cholesterol/HDL Ratio. FASTING REQUIRED.

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  35. TRT Hormone/Wellness Follow Up Panel

    As low as $208.95

    This panel includes main blood test variables monitored by many clinics that treat men with low testosterone.  This panel is for men who are already on testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) and who want to monitor their main blood tests. Fasting is required for CMP.

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  36. Pre- TRT MALE Hormone / Wellness Panel

    As low as $262.50

    This hormone panel can be used to diagnose primary or secondary hypogonadism (testosterone deficiency), prostate health prior to initiating testosterone replacement therapy. It also includes information about cholesterol, hematocrit (red blood cell volume), liver, and kidney function. Fasting is required for CMP.

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  37. Panel: CBC, CMP, TT, FT, Lipids, Prolactin, Ultra Sensitive Estradiol, and SHBG
    $322.33

    This panel is popular among men who are on testosterone therapy since it offers substantial savings over ordering each of these tests separately : Complete Blood Count (CBC) ,Comprehensive Metabolic Profile ( includes eGFR ), Estradiol UltraSensitive, Testosterone, Total and Free ( Accurate for all testosterone levels, uncapped), Prolactin, Lipids, and Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG). FASTING IS REQUIRED.

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  38. Complete Hormone & Wellness Panel for MEN

    As low as $439.32

    This panel is the most inclusive of all offered on the site for men who want a wide picture of their health or who are considering starting testosterone replacement therapy.  It provides a baseline overview of your sex hormones, thyroid gland, adrenal function, metabolic function, cholesterol, prostate, and overall health.  

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  39. Annual Physical Lab Test Panel
    $97.17

    This lab test panel includes the blood tests usually selected by physicians in an annual physical exam for men and women: CBC (Complete Blood Count: Immune Cells, Red Blood Cells/Hematocrit, and Platelets), CMP (Comprehensive Metabolic Panel: Glucose, liver and kidney function, electrolyte and fluid balance), Lipids (LDL and HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides), and A1c (Glycated Hemoglobin). This panel does not include a doctor's visit, only lab tests. Low Price Guaranteed.

     

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  40. CMP - Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
    $18.90

    Includes liver and kidney function, glucose and electrolytes

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  41. THYROID Panel (TSH + Free T3 + Free T4)

    As low as $65.10

    This panel includes comprehensive testing of the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in addition to free thyroxine (T4) and free triiodothyronine (T3).

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  42. Testosterone + LH + FSH Panel
    $121.03

    This panel includes: Total and Free Testosterone (LC/MS), Luteinizing Hormone (LH), and Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) at substantial savings that buying each test separately.

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  43. Bodybuilder Blood Test Panel- Beginner
    $151.06

    This is a simple bodybuilder test panel for those who do not require Cystatin-C or GGT tests.  The panel includes:

    • Complete Blood Count (Immune Cells, Red Blood Cells, and Hematocrit)
    • Complete Metabolic Panel (Blood sugar, electrolytes, kidney and liver function)
    • Lipids (LDL, HDL, and Triglycerides)
    • Testosterone, Total LC/MS and Free Testosterone by Equilibrium Dialysis
    • Ultrasensitve Estradiol (Only Test Accurate in Men)
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  44. Estradiol Ultra Sensitive (LC/MS) and Testosterone, Free (Dialysis) and Total, MS
    $84.00

    This panel includes the two gold standard tests for estradiol and testosterone (Total and Free) that use liquid chromatography/ mass spectrometry for best accuracy and no interactions.

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  45. Cardio IQ Insulin Resistance Panel with Score
    $221.43

    The Cardio IQ® Insulin Resistance Score (IR), which uses fasting insulin and C-peptide measurements to estimate a person's likelihood of having insulin resistance. It eliminates the need for multiple samples and reduces the chance of errors that can occur with some other tests.

    Having a high score (indicating a greater probability of insulin resistance) was linked to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, even after accounting for other risk factors. 

    An IR score of <33 suggests that an individual has normal insulin sensitivity.
    A score of 33 to 66 suggests that an individual has >4-fold greater odds of having IR compared with an individual with a score <33 .
    A score >66 suggests that an individual has >15-fold greater odds of having IR compared to an individual with a score

    Fasting Required for 10-12 hours. Water only.

     

     

     

     

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  46. Hormone Panel Test for Men
    $294.43

    This affordable male hormone panel includes the most accurate assays used as gold standard for measuring:

    1. Total Testosterone (Liquid chromatography/MS-MS) 
    2.  Free Testosterone (Equilibrium Ultrafiltration)
    3.  Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin (SHBG)
    4.  Estradiol, Ultra Sensitive (LC/MS-MS) 
    5.  DHT level  (LC/MS) 
    6.  Prolactin
    7.  Dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate (DHEA-S)
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  47. Annual Physical Comprehensive Panel
    $154.43

    This lab test panel includes lab tests ordered by many physicians performing comprehensive annual physical exams. It does not include the actual phyisician physical exam, only these six tests:

    • CBC
    • CMP
    • Lipids
    • A1C
    • TSH
    • Urinalysis.

     

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  48. Bodybuilder Blood Test Panel- Basic
    $238.95

    This panel provides smart bodybuilders with information that can help minimize potential short and long-term side effects and risks. This basic bodybuilder panel includes the following gold standard tests/panels: Cystatin C (The only accurate kidney function test for bodybuilders), hematocrit (blood viscosity factor), CMP (glucose, liver & kidney function, and electrolytes), total and free testosterone (LC/MS assay-no upper limit and no interference with anabolics), ultra-sensitive estradiol (The only accurate estradiol test for men), & lipid cholesterol panel. Fasting is required.

     

     

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  49. Women's Hormone & Wellness Panel
    $335.21

    This cost effective discounted lab panel will provide a baseline overview of your sex hormones, thyroid gland, adrenal function, metabolic function, and overall health. Includes: CBC (includes immune and red blood cells and platelets), CMP (Includes kidney and liver function, glucose and electrolytes), Lipid Panel (LDL, HDL, Triglycerides), Testosterone free and total, Estradiol, DHEA-sulfate, TSH, Progesterone, and LH & FSH.

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  50. TRT Basic Monitoring Panel
    $115.50

    This TRT basic lab test panel includes essential tests (CBC, CMP, ultrasensitive estradiol, and total & free testosterone) to monitor treatment in men on that have been testosterone replacement therapy for a few months. Test included:

    • CBC (White and red blood cells, hematocrit, etc)
    • CMP (glucose, liver & kidney function, etc)
    • Estradiol Ultra Sensitive
    • Total Testosterone (LC/MS)
    • Free Testosterone (Equilibrium Ultrafiltration

    Fasting is required for proper glucose testing as part of CMP.

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Athlete Blood Test: The Key to Unlocking Peak Performance

Athlete blood testing has become an increasingly popular tool for athletes looking to optimize their performance and overall health. By analyzing biomarkers in the blood, athletes can gain valuable insights into their physical condition, nutritional status, hormonal balance, and injury prevention markers. This information allows athletes to make informed decisions about training, nutrition, supplementation, and overall performance enhancement. In this blog, we will explore the key aspects of athlete blood testing, the importance of biomarker testing, case studies of athletes who have benefited from blood testing, and the future of biomarker testing for athletes.

Optimizing Athletic Performance through Blood Testing

Athlete blood testing offers athletes a way to gain valuable insights into their overall health and performance. By understanding biomarkers, athletes can make better-informed decisions about training load, nutrition, supplementation, and overall performance enhancement. Blood analysis allows athletes to monitor nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, inflammation markers, muscle status, stress levels, injury prevention markers, and overall health status. By identifying specific areas for improvement, athletes can tailor their training programs to optimize performance and achieve better results.

Understanding the Role of Blood Tests in Sports

Blood tests provide objective insights into athletes' training, sleep, and nutrition. They evaluate iron levels, vitamin D deficiency, cortisol levels, and more to optimize athletic performance. By monitoring biomarkers related to health and performance, blood testing helps tailor training and recovery plans. Athletes can address specific concerns like nutrient deficiencies and hormonal imbalances that impact performance. Blood analysis equips athletes with knowledge for informed decisions about training and nutrition.

The Importance of Biomarker Testing for Athletes

Biomarker testing plays a crucial role in assessing an athlete's physical performance and health status. By understanding blood biomarkers, athletes can fine-tune their training, nutrition, supplementation, and overall performance strategies. Biomarker testing enables athletes to track muscle status, stress levels, injury prevention markers, nutrient deficiencies, hydration levels, inflammation markers, hormonal imbalances, and overall health status. Comprehensive biomarker testing empowers athletes to achieve better performance, prevent injuries, enhance recovery, and optimize overall health.

Biomarkers: A Window Inside the Athlete’s Body

Biomarkers provide insights into an athlete's body, indicating exposure, effect, susceptibility, or clinical disease. Blood tests are crucial for analyzing biomarkers and guiding adjustments to diet, training, and lifestyle. Athlete biomarker blood tests offer a comprehensive view by revealing testosterone, cholesterol, and lipoprotein levels. Interpretation varies for biomarkers like vitamin D and hormones, requiring caution. Biomarker testing benefits both professional athletes and amateurs by establishing baselines for optimization. It enables informed decisions about training, nutrition, and performance, with regular testing and adjustments for peak performance. Coaches and support staff can leverage biomarker results to make better decisions for athletes.

Key Aspects of the Athlete Blood Test Panel

Biomarkers from a lot of different areas of an athlete's blood are looked at to get a full picture of their metabolism, muscle health, ability to recover, hormonal balance, nutritional deficiencies, stress levels, injury prevention markers, and overall health. Athletes can learn a lot about their health and performance by checking their red blood cell count, white blood cell count, markers of muscle damage, iron deficiency, vitamin D levels, hormonal balance, and overall health status. This includes looking at their red blood cell count, white blood cells, markers of muscle damage, iron deficiency, vitamin D levels, and overall health status.

Nutrition and Hydration Status

Assessing an athlete's nutritional and hydration status through blood testing is crucial for optimizing their performance. These tests can reveal deficiencies in essential vitamins and minerals, directly impacting an athlete's physical performance. Additionally, evaluating hydration status is equally vital, as it plays a significant role in overall athletic performance. By leveraging blood test results, athletes can tailor their diet and hydration plans to enhance their performance capabilities. Regular blood testing also allows for the monitoring of changes in nutrition and hydration over time, ensuring that athletes consistently perform at their best.

Muscle Status and Injury Risk

Athlete blood testing plays a crucial role in identifying muscle damage and inflammation, ultimately reducing the risk of injuries. Monitoring iron levels through blood testing not only improves endurance but also helps prevent fatigue-related injuries. Additionally, blood testing enables the tracking of markers of recovery, ensuring that athletes are fully prepared for peak performance. By identifying nutrient deficiencies, blood testing contributes to the improvement of overall health and athletic performance. Moreover, regular blood testing provides personalized insights, allowing for the optimization of training programs and the prevention of potential injuries.

Cardiovascular Endurance and Inflammation Indicators

Athlete blood testing offers valuable insights into cardiovascular endurance and inflammation levels, crucial for optimizing performance and preventing injuries. Elevated inflammation can diminish performance and heighten injury risks, making it essential to assess markers like CRP and IL-6. Additionally, monitoring red blood cell count and hemoglobin levels can provide valuable indicators of aerobic capacity and endurance. These results inform personalized training and recovery strategies, helping athletes achieve peak performance and maintain optimal health. By incorporating such biomarker testing, professional and amateur athletes alike can enhance their overall physical performance, identify nutritional deficiencies, and prevent potential setbacks, ensuring they are equipped to perform at their best.

Can Blood Testing Help Prevent Injuries and Improve Recovery?

Blood testing can offer valuable insights into an athlete's injury risk, recovery potential, physiological status, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, inflammation markers, muscle status, stress levels, hydration levels, injury prevention markers, training load, nutrition, supplementation, overall health status, and athletic resilience. By understanding blood biomarkers, athletes can better prevent injuries, tailor training, nutrition, supplementation, recovery, injury prevention, and overall health strategies, and enhance overall athletic performance.

Understanding the Link between Inflammation and Athletic Performance

Inflammation is important for athletes as it affects their performance, recovery, and injury prevention. Blood testing can help monitor inflammation and provide insights into an athlete's recovery and potential for injury. Understanding inflammation status can guide strategies for better performance, injury prevention, and faster recovery. Athletes can optimize their training load, nutrition, and supplementation by assessing inflammation markers to minimize the risk of overtraining and injury.

Is Routine Blood Testing the Key to Optimal Athletic Performance?

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Order Your Athlete Blood Test Panel From Discounted Labs

Athletes can easily get a lot of different blood tests at discounted labs that can help them improve their performance, avoid injuries, keep an eye on their overall health, figure out how much they are training, find nutritional deficiencies and hormonal imbalances, check for inflammation and muscle status, measure stress and hydration levels, and find markers that can help them avoid injuries. With discounted labs, athletes can easily order these essential blood tests and biomarker analyses, ensuring hassle-free, confidential, reliable, and affordable testing services. This allows athletes to gain valuable insights into their performance-related health, training load, nutrition, supplementation needs, overall health status, and athletic potential. Athletes can take advantage of proactive health management, flexibility, convenience, confidentiality, and the chance to maximize their athletic performance by ordering athlete lab tests from discounted labs.

What Athletes Should Check For in a Blood Test

Athletes should prioritize blood tests that assess biomarkers related to physical performance, recovery, overall health status, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, inflammation markers, muscle status, stress levels, hydration levels, injury prevention markers, training load, nutrition, and supplementation. Key biomarkers athletes should check for in a blood test include hormone levels, inflammation markers, nutritional deficiencies, muscle status, hydration levels, iron deficiency markers, and stress markers.

CBC

The Complete Blood Count (CBC) test provides vital insights into an athlete’s overall health and hydration levels. It is able to detect potential anemia, infections, or inflammation in the body. By measuring red and white blood cell counts, hemoglobin levels, and platelet counts, the CBC test offers a comprehensive overview of the athlete’s internal well-being. Achieving optimal CBC values is crucial for maximizing performance and minimizing the risk of injury. Regular CBC tests play a key role in identifying underlying medical conditions that could affect athletic performance, making it an essential component of an athlete's health monitoring regimen.

Hormone Panel

Identifying imbalances in hormones such as testosterone and estrogen, a hormone panel blood test plays a crucial role for athletes. These imbalances can significantly impact energy levels, athletic performance, and recovery time. By monitoring hormone levels, athletes can tailor their training and nutrition plans to optimize performance. Additionally, hormone panels can detect underlying medical conditions that may affect an athlete's overall performance. This comprehensive approach to monitoring hormonal imbalances and their impact on athletic performance demonstrates the importance of hormone panel testing for athletes.

Nutrient deficiencies

Nutritional deficiencies can have a significant impact on an athlete’s performance and overall health. A thorough blood test can reveal deficiencies in vital nutrients such as iron, vitamin B12, and vitamin D, among others. Iron deficiency can lead to persistent fatigue and reduced endurance, while vitamin B12 deficiency may cause weakness and numbness in the limbs. Additionally, inadequate levels of vitamin D can weaken both bones and muscles, affecting an athlete’s physical performance. Monitoring and addressing nutrient deficiencies through blood testing can be instrumental in optimizing an athlete’s performance and preventing potential health issues, underscoring the importance of comprehensive blood analysis for professional and amateur athletes alike.

Inflammation Markers

Monitoring inflammation markers is crucial for optimizing athletes' performance and preventing injuries or overtraining. Elevated levels of these markers signal the need for rest or adjustments in the training routine. Athletes should pay attention to C-reactive protein, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and interleukin-6 in their blood tests. Regular monitoring of inflammation markers not only helps in avoiding potential issues but also plays a significant role in enhancing athletic performance. It's essential for athletes to seek guidance from medical professionals to interpret blood test results accurately and devise an appropriate plan of action. By keeping a close watch on inflammation markers, athletes can better understand their body's response to intense exercise and make informed decisions to achieve their best performance.

Creatine Kinase

Creatine Kinase (CK) is an essential enzyme that facilitates the production of energy in muscles during physical activity. Elevated CK levels in the bloodstream can serve as an indicator of potential muscle damage or injury, emphasizing the importance of monitoring these levels for athletes. By keeping track of CK levels, athletes can mitigate the risk of overtraining and subsequent injuries, while also gaining insights into their recovery periods between training sessions. Regular blood testing, encompassing examination of CK levels, contributes significantly to athletes' ability to fine-tune their training regimens and optimize overall performance.

Fatigue Profile Test

Identifying imbalances in hormones, vitamins, and minerals that contribute to fatigue is vital for athletes. Symptoms like low energy and difficulty concentrating can be effectively addressed with the right treatment. Athletes benefit significantly from fatigue profile tests as they optimize training and performance. Testing iron and B-vitamin levels is crucial, as they impact energy production and red blood cell formation. These tests can also reveal underlying infections or chronic conditions contributing to fatigue. By understanding and addressing nutritional deficiencies and hormonal imbalances, athletes can enhance their overall health and performance, thus preventing potential setbacks caused by fatigue.

Electrolyte Panel

Maintaining optimal athletic performance involves paying close attention to the body's electrolyte balance. Electrolytes, including sodium and potassium, play a crucial role in regulating bodily functions essential for peak performance. Athletes routinely undergo electrolyte panel blood tests to assess their electrolyte levels, as imbalances can lead to muscle cramps, fatigue, and other performance issues. Low or high levels of electrolytes can both be detrimental, impacting hydration and overall health. By monitoring their electrolyte levels, athletes can fine-tune their diet and hydration strategies to ensure they are operating at their best.

Cortisol

Cortisol, a hormone crucial for regulating stress levels and metabolism, plays an essential role in an athlete’s performance. High cortisol levels can indicate chronic stress, negatively impacting athletic performance. On the other hand, low cortisol levels can signal adrenal insufficiency, leading to fatigue and weakness. Achieving balanced cortisol levels is vital for optimizing physical and mental performance. Regular blood testing can help athletes monitor their cortisol levels and make necessary lifestyle adjustments to ensure peak performance. By keeping a close watch on cortisol levels, athletes can address any imbalances that may affect their overall health and performance.

Micronutrient Panel

Identifying and addressing nutritional deficiencies is crucial for optimizing professional athletes' performance and recovery. A micronutrient panel offers valuable insights by examining a wide range of vitamins and minerals, including A, B, C, D, E, and K, along with calcium, iron, and magnesium. The results guide tailored dietary adjustments or supplementation to rectify any deficiencies, promoting better athletic performance. Collaborating with healthcare professionals enables athletes to devise personalized strategies based on their individual test results.

Thyroid Panel: TSH, Free T4, and Free T3

The thyroid panel, including TSH, Free T4, and Free T3, is essential for athletes to monitor their metabolism and energy levels. TSH, a key regulator of the thyroid gland, directly impacts an athlete's performance. Free T4 and Free T3, responsible for controlling metabolism and energy production, are crucial for maintaining peak physical performance. Imbalances in these thyroid hormones can lead to fatigue, weight fluctuations, and reduced athletic capabilities. Regular monitoring of the thyroid panel is vital for optimizing an athlete’s performance and preventing any adverse effects due to thyroid imbalances. By paying attention to their thyroid levels, athletes can ensure that their bodies are functioning at their best, enhancing their overall health and sports performance.

Ferritin

Low levels of ferritin, a protein responsible for storing iron in the body, can result in fatigue and decreased performance in athletes. Regular checks to ensure optimal iron levels are crucial for athletes. Increasing ferritin levels can be achieved through iron-rich foods and supplements, but it's essential to monitor levels appropriately, as excessive iron can also be harmful. Maintaining adequate ferritin levels has been linked to improved endurance and overall athletic performance. By addressing nutritional deficiencies and ensuring a balanced diet, athletes can optimize their physical performance and prevent issues related to iron deficiency.

Male/Female Hormone Panels

Hormonal imbalances play a crucial role in impacting the performance of both male and female athletes. While male hormone panels primarily focus on evaluating testosterone levels, female panels encompass a comprehensive assessment, including estrogen and progesterone. Identifying these imbalances through hormone panels is essential, as it can lead to decreased energy, strength, and endurance. Addressing these imbalances through suitable treatments or modifications in training regimens has the potential to significantly enhance athletic performance. It is imperative for athletes to seek guidance from healthcare professionals to determine the most appropriate hormone panels tailored to their individual needs.

Why Women Should Care About Testosterone

Testosterone is often associated with male athletes, but it's important for women to pay attention to their testosterone levels too. Testosterone plays a crucial role in maintaining muscle mass, bone density, and energy levels. Low testosterone levels can lead to fatigue, decreased libido, and an increased risk of osteoporosis. Athlete blood tests can measure testosterone levels and help identify any potential issues. Women should work with their doctors to ensure their testosterone levels are within a healthy range and address any concerns they may have about their overall health and athletic performance.

Blood test for endurance athletes

Endurance athletes benefit from blood testing to assess biomarkers crucial for their performance. Blood analysis helps in identifying nutritional deficiencies, hormone imbalances, and inflammation markers. This insight is vital in developing tailored nutrition and supplementation plans for optimal physical performance and injury prevention. By tracking parameters such as red and white blood cells, creatine kinase, and cortisol levels, athletes can better understand their energy metabolism, muscle status, and stress levels during intense exercise. Additionally, assessing vitamin D, calcium, and iron levels is essential for muscle function, bone health, and overall endurance. Blood tests also provide valuable information on hydration status, glucose levels, and cardiovascular health, which are fundamental for enhancing endurance training and preventing fatigue.

How does low iron affect athletic performance?

How does low iron affect athletic performance? Low iron levels can significantly impact athletic performance, leading to fatigue, decreased endurance, and poor recovery. Iron plays a crucial role in transporting oxygen to muscles and tissues, so when levels are low, the body struggles to deliver sufficient oxygen to support physical exertion. Athletes should monitor their iron levels regularly, incorporate iron-rich foods into their diet or consider supplements if necessary.

Blood test for marathon runners

Endurance athletes benefit from blood testing to assess biomarkers for performance. Blood analysis helps identify nutritional deficiencies, hormone imbalances, and inflammation markers. This insight is crucial in developing tailored nutrition and supplementation plans for optimal physical performance and injury prevention. By tracking parameters like red and white blood cells, creatine kinase, and cortisol levels, athletes can understand their energy metabolism, muscle status, and stress levels during exercise. Assessing vitamin D, calcium, and iron levels is also essential for muscle function, bone health, and overall endurance. Blood tests provide valuable information on hydration status, glucose levels, and cardiovascular health, which enhance endurance training and prevent fatigue.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What Can Athlete Blood Test Tell You?

Athlete blood tests provide valuable insights into an athlete's health, performance, and adherence to anti-doping regulations. These tests measure factors like red blood cell count, hemoglobin levels, and hormone levels, helping athletes monitor their progress and make informed decisions about training and nutrition.

What Are the Top Blood Tests for Athletes?

The top blood tests for athletes include a complete blood count (CBC) to check for anemia and other blood disorders, hormone tests to evaluate the hormonal state, liver function tests to monitor liver health, and a creatine kinase (CK) test to identify muscle damage. These tests help assess an athlete's overall health and performance.

What’s the One Blood Test All Student Athletes Are Required to Have?

All student athletes are required to have a complete blood count (CBC). This test measures the levels of red and white blood cells, platelets, and hemoglobin in the blood, ensuring the athlete's health for sports participation. Other tests may be necessary based on the sport and competition level.

What Is Blood Analysis In Sport?

Blood analysis in sport involves testing an athlete's blood to measure various factors that can impact their performance, such as oxygen-carrying capacity, hormone levels, and nutrient deficiencies. It helps athletes identify areas for improvement but raises ethical concerns around privacy and fairness.

Should athletes turn to blood tests to improve their performance?

Relying solely on blood tests to improve performance may not be advisable for athletes. While blood tests can offer valuable insights into health and performance, they should be used in conjunction with other training methods. It's crucial for athletes to consult healthcare professionals before undergoing any testing.

What are the benefits of getting an athlete blood test?

Getting an athlete blood test offers numerous benefits. It provides insight into an athlete's physical condition and potential health risks. The test helps identify nutrient deficiencies that may be affecting performance and allows for monitoring hormone levels, crucial for muscle growth and recovery. Regular blood testing empowers athletes to optimize their training and achieve their full potential.

How often should athletes get their blood tested?

The frequency of blood testing for athletes depends on their training and competition schedule. Generally, athletes should get their blood tested at least once or twice a year to identify nutritional deficiencies or health issues affecting performance. Additional testing may be done during intense training or leading up to major competitions.

What do the results of an athlete blood test show?

The results of an athlete blood test provide valuable insights into their health and performance. This test measures various markers of blood health, including red blood cell count and hemoglobin levels. These results can be used to identify areas where improvements are needed or to track changes over time. Regular blood testing is often a part of an athlete's training routine.

How can athletes use the information from a blood test to improve their performance?

Athletes can leverage blood test results to identify deficiencies and imbalances in their body, enabling them to tailor their training and nutrition plans for optimal performance. Additionally, regular blood testing helps athletes monitor the impact of their training and recovery strategies on their body, allowing them to track progress towards their performance goals.

Are there any specific markers or levels that athletes should be paying attention to in their blood test results?

Athletes should pay attention to specific markers in their blood test results. For endurance athletes, hemoglobin, hematocrit, and red blood cell count are important. Strength athletes should be mindful of testosterone and growth hormone levels. Consulting with a healthcare professional is recommended for interpreting the results.

Can an athlete blood test help prevent injuries or illnesses?

Regular athlete blood testing can identify potential health issues before they become serious and monitor nutrition and fitness levels. However, a blood test alone cannot prevent injuries or illnesses. Athletes should maintain a healthy lifestyle and follow proper training techniques to minimize risks.

Conclusion

In conclusion, athlete blood testing plays a crucial role in optimizing performance and improving overall athletic abilities. By identifying key biomarkers and monitoring specific levels, athletes can gain valuable insights into their body's physiological state and make informed decisions about training, recovery, and injury prevention. Regular blood tests provide athletes with detailed information about their health, enabling them to tailor their training programs and make necessary adjustments. With discounted labs like ours, athletes can easily order the required tests and receive accurate results. So, if you're looking to take your athletic performance to the next level, consider incorporating athlete blood testing into your routine.