A Good Lab Test To Rule Out (Or Pick Up) Many Different Problems

JBB MD Customer Panel includes CMP, CBC, Ferritin, Iron and TIBC, Lipid Panel, CRP, Magnesium RBC, Zinc RBC, Ceruloplasim, Vitamin B12, Folate, Homocysteine, TSH, and Free T4. 

A comprehensive metabolic panel is designed to pick up problems including diabetes, liver, and kidney problems. The Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP-14) with eGFR is a group of 14 laboratory tests ordered to give information about the current status of your liver, kidneys, and electrolyte and acid/base balance.  The test gives the current status of your blood sugar and blood proteins also.

A Complete Blood Count (CBC) can tell you if your blood cells and immune system are in the normal range. A CBC helps your health professional check any symptoms, such as fatigue, weakness, or bruising, that you may have. A CBC helps your health professional diagnose anemia, infection, and other disorders.

The CBC test includes: WBC, RBC, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW, Platelets, Neutrophils, Lymphs, Monocytes, Eos, Basos, Neutrophils (Absolute), Lymphs (Absolute), Monocytes(Absolute), Eos (Absolute), Basos (Absolute), Immature Granulocytes, Immature Grans (Abs)

Ferritin Serum Test is ordered to measure the amount of ferritin in the blood, which is an indicator of iron stores in the body. The test can indicate the presence and severity of iron deficiency or iron excess.

The Iron and TIBC Blood Test is ordered to assess the body’s ability to bind and transport iron in the blood. It is used when an iron deficiency or iron overload is suspected.

The Lipid Panel Blood Test evaluates cholesterol levels and may predict risk for coronary artery disease.

C Reactive Protein (hsCRP) can alert you to the level of inflammation in the body.  Inflammation is present in conditions such as arthritis, pelvic inflammatory disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and coronary artery disease. 

The Magnesium Blood Test, RBC is used to test for magnesium deficiency.

A Zinc Blood Test, RBC is a sensitive screening for zinc deficiency or overload.

A Ceruloplasmin Test is used to test for copper deficiency.

The Vitamin B12 Test is used to detect B12 deficiency as in pernicious anemia.

The Folate Serum Test is a test for Folic acid, a B vitamin that is needed for cell growth and metabolism.

The homocysteine blood test helps diagnose B12/folate deficiencies and to identify patients who may be at risk for cardiovascular disease.

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) is used to screen adults for thyroid disorders.

Free T4 is the active form of thyroxine and may sometimes be a more accurate reflection of thyroid hormone function than TSH.

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Stephanie Figon, MS, RDN, LD

Founder of NutriScape.NET. As a dietitian since 1992, Steph Figon has had experiences in consulting, 15 years in clinical, and has operated a private practice nutrition counseling office for since 2011. Connect on Linkedin