Blood Optimization Markers


When Dr. Marchon optimizes a person’s blood, she likes to start with the following four blood panels. If you don’t have insurance that
will cover these tests, we found that the best prices are at Lifeextension.com, but you can get them
anywhere you like. Just get the equivalent tests. As a convenience, when Dr. Marchon is optimizing your blood, we set this up for you and only charge you the same lab fees that you would pay if you do it yourself.

If you are ordering tests from Life Extension, go to www.lifeextension.com and order the following four tests.

  • Hemoglobin A1C HbA1C Blood Test, Item # LC001453
  • Vitamin D Hydroxy Blood Test, Item # LC081950
  • Chemistry panel Complete Blood Count CBC Blood Test, Item # LC381822
  • Iron Panel, Item # LC100051
  • OPTIONAL: Comprehensive Thyroid Panel (TSH, T4, Free T4, Free T3, Reverse T3, ATA, TPO), Item # LC100018. Recommended if you have thyroid issues, autoimmune disease, or obesity.

 

If you are ordering your test from somewhere else, here are the blood markers we would like to see:

Blood Sugar:

  • Fasting glucose

Kidney Function:

  • Uric acid
  • BUN (blood urea nitrogen)
  • Creatinine
  • BUN/creatinine ratio
  • eGFR (estimated glomerular filtration rate)

Electrolytes and Minerals:

  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Chloride
  • Calcium
  • Phosphorus
  • Iron

Liver Function:

  • Total protein
  • Albumin
  • Globulin
  • Albumin/globulin ratio
  • Bilirubin
  • Alkaline phosphatase
  • LDH (lactate dehydrogenase)
  • AST (aspartate aminotransferase)
  • ALT (alanine transaminase)

Lipid Profile:

  • Total cholesterol
  • Triglycerides
  • HDL cholesterol
  • LDL cholesterol (calc.)
  • VLDL cholesterol (calc.)
  • Total cholesterol/HDL ratio
  • Estimated CHD risk

Complete Blood Count:

  • Red blood cell count
  • Hemoglobin
  • Hematocrit
  • MCV (mean corpuscular volume)
  • MCH (mean corpuscular hemoglobin)
  • MCHC (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration)
  • RDW (red blood cell distribution)
  • White blood cell count
  • Differential count
  • Platelet count

Iron Panel:

  • Iron, Serum
  • Iron Saturation
  • Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC)
  • Unsaturated Iron Binding Capacity (UIBC)
  • Ferritin

Hemoglobin A1C:

  • Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C)

Vitamin D:

  • Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy

 

OPTIONAL TEST

A Comprehensive Thyroid Test is optional but recommended if you have thyroid issues, autoimmune disease, or obesity.

Thyroid Panel (Comprehensive)

  • Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH)- Evaluates overall thyroid function
  • Total Thyroxine (T4) – Measures the total amount of T4 produced by the thyroid gland
  • Free Thyroxine (T4)- Measures the amount of T4 available to the cells and tissues
  • Free Tri-iodothyronine (T3)- Measures the amount of T3 (the active form of the hormone) available to the cells and tissues
  • Reverse T3- Measures the non-functioning form of the active hormone T3
  • Thyroglobulin antibody (ATA)- Often measured along with TPO, these antibodies can attack proteins involved in the production of thyroid hormones rendering them dysfunctional
  • Thyroid Peroxidase antibody (TPO)- Often measured along with ATA, these antibodies can attack proteins involved in the production of thyroid hormones rendering them dysfunctional

 

Download this page here: Blood Test Instructions

Download all standard blood markers here: AHSW Blood Markers

Download all standard blood markers plus Thyroid here: AHS Workshop Blood Markers with Thyroid