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July 3, 2012

Can I Order My Own Lab Tests?

Yes! With the exception of a few states, consumers can order their own lab tests. This process is sometimes referred to as Direct Access Testing (DAT) […]
July 9, 2012

Chlamydia, a STD, Can Cause Serious Harm

Chlamydia is a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) that is easily detected with a laboratory test and is recommended as an annual test for those that are […]
July 14, 2012

The ESR Blood Test – How it Helps with Diagnosing Many Diseases

An Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) blood test (also known as Westergreen Sedimentation Rate) is an important medical screening performed to detect inflammation in the body caused […]
July 21, 2012

Vitamin D Testing. Is it Necessary?

It’s well documented that vitamin D is critical in bone remodeling but is also plays a key role in maintaining other aspects of overall health. Recent […]
August 1, 2012

Titer Tests – School Requirement if Immunization Records Missing

If you have a child going to school you probably are receiving those lengthy health forms to complete prior to the start of the school year. […]
August 3, 2012

PSA Testing – The Value of Testing for PSA in Men

What is Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)? PSA is a substance produced by the prostate and released into a man’s blood. Healthy men usually have low amounts […]
August 4, 2012

Cataracts – Potential Causes

What is a Cataract? A cataract is a clouding of the lens, typically from a buildup of protein, that can impair vision. Almost half of all […]
August 20, 2012

Excess Weight Appears to Affect Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling, and loss of function in the joints. The immune system mistakenly starts attacking healthy […]
August 28, 2012

Vitamin D and Calcium for Bone Health

Most of our bone mass is acquired during childhood and adolescence and is completely done forming by the age of 18. It is very important to […]
August 30, 2012

What is CRP?

What is CRP? CRP is C-reactive protein, a protein found in the body that reacts to inflammatory response. Called a complement protein, CRP and other proteins […]
September 3, 2012

Both Men and Women Need Testosterone Tests

What is Testosterone? Testosterone is a sex hormone produced in males in the testes and in females in the ovaries. It’s the hormone responsible for male […]
September 8, 2012

Is the VAP Cholesterol Test Worth the Extra Costs?

What is VAP cholesterol? VAP cholesterol is a measurement of many levels of cholesterol and other fats, or lipids, present in the body. Vertical auto profile […]
September 18, 2012

Self Ordering Lab Tests: Will I Be Able to Read My Own Lab Results?

People are ordering their own lab tests and it is increasingly popular with those that: Have high deductible insurance policies Are uninsured Want confidentiality so it […]
September 27, 2012

Hypothyroidism : Get a Thyroid Hormone Test

What is the Thyroid? The thyroid is a small shaped gland that is located in the neck near the Adam’s apple. The gland has several functions […]
September 30, 2012

Liver Function Blood Test – The Ultimate Filter Needs Testing!

The liver is a very important organ as its job is to filter all the blood in your body. It continually filters toxins, drugs, wastes generated […]
October 9, 2012

Vitamin B12 and Folate Blood Tests

What is Vitamin B12 and Folate? Vitamin B12 is a nutrient from food we eat that helps keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy. It […]
November 1, 2012

Lower Your Risk of Pancreatitis

What is the Pancreas? The pancreas is a large gland behind the stomach and close to the duodenum, the very first part of the small intestine. […]
November 12, 2012

BMI and Heart Disease

It’s been proven that being overweight is a major risk factor for heart disease. A recent research study in Denmark studied the link between excess body […]
November 15, 2012

Osteoporosis in Men

Women take the headlines when addressing age related bone loss, but men are subject to the threat of bone loss as well. It is estimated that […]
November 18, 2012

Type 2 Diabetes and White Rice Link

Many people are consuming white rice every day. Whether it be visiting Asian and Latino restaurants or adding it to home cooked meals, white rice use […]
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