Metabolism Tests


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  1. 4-Tube Cortisol-Salivary

    This test for adrenal insufficiency includes 4 measurements of your salivary Cortisol level during one day. Cortisol, also known as the "stress hormone" can be either too high or too low which may be a sign of adrenal distress.

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  2. Diabetes Panel

    This diabetes panel includes important tests usually prescribed for anyone living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. It includes A1c, CMP, Urinialysis, Insulin, and Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT).


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  3. Metformin Treatment Lab Panel

    All patients who want to be administered Metformin, a medicine used to treat Type II Diabetes and regulate blood sugar, must have the tests included in our Metformin Treatment Lab Panel. This panel includes CMP, CBC, A1C, Fasting Insulin, and Vitamin B-12.


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    Protein, Gloublin and Albumin - The major proteins seen in the serum are albumin and globulin-the latter being primarily alpha 1 and alpha 2 globulin, beta globulin and gamma globulin. Albumin accounts for more than 50% of the total serum proteins. The albumin to globulin (A/G) ratio has been used as an index of disease state, however, it is not a specific marker for disease because it does not indicate which specific proteins are altered. The normal A/G ratio is 0.8-2.0. The A/G ratio can be decreased in response to a low albumin or to elevated globulins. Total globulins may be increased in some chronic inflammatory diseases (TB, syphilis) multiple myeloma, collagen disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.  Decreased levels are seen in hepatic dysfunction, renal disease and various neoplasms.

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  5. Hashimoto's Test Panel

    1. TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) Test The TSH test is crucial for diagnosing Hashimoto's disease. It gauges the level of TSH that the pituitary gland produces, which in turn stimulates the thyroid to produce T4 and T3 hormones. Elevated TSH levels can indicate hypothyroidism, commonly associated with Hashimoto's disease 

    2. Thyroid Hormone Tests These tests measure the levels of free T3 (free triiodothyronine) and free T4 (free thyroxine) in the blood. A low level of free T4, along with an elevated TSH level, is a key indicator of Hashimoto's disease 

    3. Thyroid Antibody Tests Most individuals with Hashimoto's disease have thyroid peroxidase (TPO) antibodies in their blood. Testing for these and other thyroid-related antibodies is a significant step in diagnosing the condition 

    4. Thyroglobulin Antibody Test This test screens for antibodies against thyroglobulin, a protein in the thyroid gland. High levels are another marker of Hashimoto's disease

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  6. Fasting Insulin

    The fasting insulin test is a blood test that measures the level of insulin in your blood after you have fasted (not eaten or drunk anything except water) for at least 8 hours. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that helps regulate blood sugar levels. The fasting insulin test is often used to help diagnose conditions such as insulin resistance, prediabetes, and type 2 diabetes. It may also be ordered to monitor the effectiveness of treatment for these conditions. The test is usually done in the morning, after an overnight fast. The test results will be reported in units of insulin per liter of blood (U/L). It is important to note that the interpretation of a fasting insulin test may vary depending on the individual's medical history and other factors. A healthcare provider should be consulted to interpret the test results correctly.


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  7. Insulin-like Growth Factor-binding Protein 3 (IGFBP-3)

    Approximately 95% of IGF-1 and IGF-II are bound to IGFBP-3, which makes this protein the major carrier of the insulin-like growth factors in circulation. The function of the binding protein is to extend the half-life of the growth factors in the circulation.

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  8. Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) Antibody for Celiac Disease

    This is the most affordable tTG test in the nation.  This test is used for the detection of antibodies to aid in the diagnosis of gluten-sensitive enteropathy (GSE), such as celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis

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  9. CMP - Comprehensive Metabolic Panel

    Includes liver and kidney function, glucose and electrolytes

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Affordable Metabolism Tests

Results from a comprehensive metabolic panel provide physicians with information necessary to treat unknown medical conditions. A leading reason why so many people choose to use our affordable metabolism test services is to learn why they are gaining weight or why they cannot lose weight. When your metabolism is not working properly, the ability to maintain a healthy weight can be difficult and frustrating.

What Is Involved with a Blood Test for Metabolism?

A comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) is comprised of 14 different blood tests. Each test evaluates levels of certain chemicals in the bloodstream, such as glucose, sodium, potassium, and blood urea nitrogen. In addition to information about metabolism, a comprehensive metabolic panel can detect problems with kidney and liver functioning, electrolyte balance, and fluid levels.

Abnormal results may require additional blood tests as ordered by a physician. We also have CBC complete blood count tests available to buy online if your doctor wants more blood work completed to accurately diagnose your health problems.

Get a tTG Blood Test Online

If a CMP indicates blood sugar is too high or too low, a doctor may recommend getting a tTG blood test to determine if a gluten allergy is interfering with insulin release. A tissue transglutaminase IgA antibody test (tTG blood test) determines if someone has celiac disease, a condition where the immune system responds negatively to foods containing gluten. You can buy a tTG blood test online at Discounted Labs today if you frequently suffer bloating, gas, abdominal cramping, and hives after eating glutenous foods.

When a tTG test does not show a gluten allergy, you can also order an allergy test online from Discounted Labs to find out what may be causing symptoms of a food allergy.

Metabolism Test for Weight Loss

Doctors often suggest individuals serious about starting a hormone replacement or weight loss program get a blood test for metabolism before beginning the program. For example, prediabetes is an asymptomatic condition that interferes with cells using glucose for energy. Prediabetes and diabetes can prevent cells from oxidizing calories for energy and allow unused calories to form fat deposits.

The kidneys and liver are the body's primary filtering organs. Unless they are working properly, substances harmful to your body can build up and slow down metabolism. A comprehensive metabolic panel also evaluates electrolyte and protein levels in the body. Low electrolyte levels indicate dehydration. The amount of protein in your body is also important to measure. Protein is responsible with a wide variety of bodily functions and processes including building cells, repairing muscle tissue, transportation of hemoglobin, etc.

Although it's rare for people nowadays to have a protein deficiency, this can be an issue which results in muscle wasting. This process involves breaking down muscle tissue until the health of the individual is seriously deteriorated. Having too much protein in the bloodstream is also quite unusual, and it can show up as indigestion, abdominal discomfort, bloating, and other similar issues.

In addition to metabolic disorders, hormonal imbalances may be the cause of many women's health issues, including difficulty in losing weight. Learn more about our cheap lab tests for women who suspect their weight gain is due to low estrogen and progesterone.

Schedule an Affordable Comprehensive Metabolic Panel Today

Discounted Labs offers convenient, self-pay lab tests for sale online that can be purchased quickly and easily. Whether you want a tTG blood test, a comprehensive metabolic panel, or a metabolism test for weight loss, we can help you get the test you need to find out why you just don't feel right or can't lose weight with diet and exercise.

Search Discounted Labs’ list of lab tests for more information about each of them and how they can help you stay healthy and productive.