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    After my last blood work results from going primal, my doctor was concerned about my high cholesterol and high glucose figures.

    I'm going to get tested again in a few months and thought I should ask for some additional tests so that I can get a clear picture of my health.

    Here are the tests that I plan to ask for:
    • Lipid profile
    • Glucose, fasting
    • NMR
    • vitamin profile

    Does anyone have any suggestions on additional tests or any input on the usefulness of the ones I listed above?

  • #2
    NMR is near useless. Lipid profile is not much better. Vitamin profile mostly useless if you eat primal (perhaps except getting D checked).

    And every one of these tests are completely useless without proper clinical correlation.

    See your previous thread about how absolutely wrong your doc was in the first place.
    Last edited by Neckhammer; 04-05-2012, 04:52 PM.


    • #3
      It depends on what you want to know.

      A1C will give you a pretty accurate picture of your blood sugar average over the last 3 months.
      CRP can point to inflammation or infection

      If you get enough sun on a regular basis and are not supplementing, vitamin D levels are probably not an issue.
      Last edited by NWPrimate; 04-05-2012, 05:02 PM. Reason: typo


      • #4
        My doctor want to see my lipids again in three months, and she ordered a VAP test? to get a better feel for the size of the LDLs - she is concerned about this:

        Total - 201
        HDL - 49
        LDL - 139
        Tri's - 64

        I'm not concerned at all - but I do want to get my HDLs in the 60s. I am targeting more omega 3 foods, and I've been popping fish oil lately too.

        My blood pressure everytime I go there is 135 over 85 though. I check it on my own at rite aid, other specialist doctors, and I get closer to 120-80. I don't like that term, hypertensive...