Understanding Your Blood Test Lab Results

By Kalyn Weber Jul 14, 2014

 

For many of us, an annual physical includes a routine blood test. While the process of getting blood drawn is relatively straightforward, it can feel like you need a medical degree to understand the results that come back to you from the lab. We are here to help! Below are two of the most common blood test panels (panel just means group of tests) that your physician may order.

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Should I Perform Genetic Testing, Blood Testing, or Both?

By Gil Blander, PhD Nov 13, 2013

 

The terms “genetic testing” and “blood testing” are frequently considered complementary, and for good reason. Both tests allow you to understand your health risks based on your internal biological activities, aiding in the prevention and management of certain conditions. Whether you should consider one testing method or both methods depends on the kind of health-related information you are looking for, which is why it’s important to arm yourself with the facts.

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What is the next revolution in consumer diagnostics?

By Perrin Braun Jun 02, 2013

 

We lead demanding lives! Work, exercise, and family obligations can keep even the most proficient time managers on their toes, leaving them little time for taking care of themselves. If you want to feel better, and want to know whether there are any biochemical issues that affect your wellness and performance, the best thing to do is to test your blood. But we are busy and may feel we don’t have time go to the lab to get tested.  InsideTracker is now offering an exciting new option that makes blood analysis extremely easy – the InsideTracker Home Kit.

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Do You Have a Zinc Deficiency? Why Athletes Should Pay Attention to Zinc

By Perrin Braun May 01, 2013

Are you losing weight? Are your wounds healing more slowly? Has your endurance dropped? If so, you may have a zinc deficiency. This mineral is essential to maintaining good health and optimizing athletic performance.

In fact, athletes need to pay special attention to their zinc consumption because of its key functions in the body. Healthy cell division and metabolism depend on having enough zinc; it aids in repairing your tissues after exercise. Zinc also plays a role in hormone production, including testosterone, which is essential for building lean muscle mass. You need zinc to maintain a strong heart and respiratory system, as well as healthy cholesterol levels.

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